Zhang Xuelin, a manager at Reden Mine, allegedly shot Kenneth Tachiona (39) and Wendy Chikwaira (30) in a dispute over outstanding salaries on Sunday morning.
A Chinese mine in Gweru where one of its directors (a Chinese national) shot an employee on both legs while another had his chin grazed by a bullet on Monday apologized for the incident and said it would meet the full medical costs as well as compensate victims.
Xuelin has since been arrested and is in police custody and is expected to appear in court today.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident but would not give more details.
In a statement released by the Chinese community in Gweru yesterday (Monday), they said the incident was regrettable and did not reflect their behavior.
“As the Chinese community in Gweru, we deeply regret what transpired at Reden Mine in Gweru on Sunday 21 June when two companies’ employees were unfortunately shot by one of the directors following a pay dispute,” read the statement.
Source – Nehanda Radio