Mine owner reaches out, seeks to compensate shooting victims 

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Mine owner reaches out, seeks to compensate shooting victims
Leader of Chinese Business community in Zimbabwe and Chinese Security Union Association deputy chairman Mr David Zhou (right) addresses journalists in the presence of Reden Mine owner, Mr Ming Chang Xing in Harare yesterday. — Picture: Kudakwashe Hunda

Herald Reporter

Reden Mining, the Chinese company whose manager Zhang Xuelin allegedly shot and injured two employees demanding salary review has reached out to the victims seeking to compensate them.

The company says it regrets the incident which has been subject of fierce debate in the past few days.

Together with the Chinese community in the country, they have been seeking to make amends with the families of the affected.

Addressing the media in the capital yesterday, Reden Mine owner Mr Ming Chang Xing said they have made a breakthrough in conversations with one of the two victims.

“We have reached an agreement with the lady who was injured on the arm. We will be covering their medical costs and compensating her with money, we have since agreed on the amount,” Mr Ming said.

They are reaching out to the other victim, who is heavily injured.

“We are hoping to reach an agreement with our other employee who is still hospitalised. We are talking to his family and legal representatives,” said Mr Ming.

He said the effort to reach out to families is not in any way connected to the court case and judicial processes should take place undisturbed.

Mr David Zhou, leader of the Chinese business community in Zimbabwe who attended the briefing, said the incident should not be interpreted as a sign of how Chinese-Zimbabwe relations stand.

“The incident is isolated and as the Chinese community in Zimbabwe respects locals and wishes to continue doing business here. What happened was regrettable and we assure you that it will not happen again,” Mr Zhou said.

Mr Kenneth Tachiona (39) was shot six times on both legs and is still hospitalised.

While Ms Wendy Chikwaira (30) was shot in the arm and is comparably in a better condition than her colleague.

The case is before the courts.


  • comment-avatar
    Mapingu 2 years ago

    Apart from the uncountable rumours of Chinese guys mistreating and physically abusing their Zimbabwean employees or fellow employees, we know for sure of a whole Chief, Chief Chivero – an elderly Chief for that matter, who was beaten up by a Chinese young man not so long ago. If my memory serves me well, similar forms of shrill apologies came from all over Chinese community members. I want to believe words like “this will/should not happen again” were uttered by same people back then. Right now, they have taken their abuse of our people to lethal levels. But they continue to dare promise us that “it will not happen again”. Fellow Zimboz; truth is: these Chinese take Zimbabwe as their own farm. Thus, take us as poor street-children whom they keeping in their farm out of their own generosity.