- June 23, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Miners Federation and Chinese embassy released statements on the shooting incident at a Chinese owned mine in Midlands.
“Please be advised that Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is making a follow up of an incident where a Chinese Mining owner shot two of his employees yesterday at Reden Mine in Gweru. ZMF is seized with this matter. A report on the analysis of the full findings of the incident will be unveiled to you in due course”.
Chinese national Zhang Xuelin (41) of Reeden mine shot and injured a worker in a wage dispute last Sunday. Zhang was arrested and is currently detained at Gweru Central Police station.
It is believed that Zhang is being charged for attempted murder and the matter is being investigated by ZRP Gweru Rural CR74/06/2020.
Chinese Embassy called for the law to take its course.
In a statement the Embassy said, “We are highly concerned about the case in which a Chinese employee of a private Chinese company near GWERU shot and injured a local employee due to a wage dispute yesterday. Although this is an isolated incident and the Embassy has no law enforcement authority over the enterprise, we firmly support Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agencies to transparently and openly investigate and handle the case in accordance with the law of Zimbabwe. Any possible illegal acts and persons who violate the law should not be shielded. China and Zimbabwe have long-standing friendship and cooperation. We call upon all relevant sides to safeguard it jealously and carefully”.