The mayor of Zambia’s capital city, Miles Sampa has told journalists that he will be hitting the gym to improve his boxing skills, as he enhances his self protection arsenal, in the face of threats from land grabbers.

Sampa who on Tuesday came under attack for posting a photo of himself brandishing a gun, has since also clarified that he owns several licensed guns.

The Lusaka mayor explained that the since deleted Facebook post was his response to threats he received on Monday, as he went about implementing a campaign to crackdown on illegal sale of land and non-compliance with building regulations.

In his post, Sampa warned; ‘To those plots sellers who ambushed me yesterday, I know you and know those that sent you’.

“This is how I will be reporting for field and office work. In case the police delay in protecting me, I am equal to the task,” Sampa said.