Chinese mine bosses arrested in Zambia

2011-01-20 07:46

Lusaka - A lawyer for two Chinese coal mine managers in Zambia says they have been jailed after failing to appear in court earlier this month on accusations of firing upon protesting workers.

George Chisanga, who represents Xiao Li Shan and Wu Jiu Hua, said on Wednesday they surrendered last week and were ordered to forfeit bail of about $10 700 each and be jailed pending trial.

On January 4, Magistrate Jacob Mbolela issued arrest warrants after the managers, free on bail since October, missed a preliminary hearing.

Chisanga says they were confused about the court date.

The managers have been charged with 12 counts of attempted murder after firing on workers protesting during a wage dispute in the southern African nation.

Nearly a dozen miners were injured in the October 15 shooting.

  • Pleb - 2011-01-20 09:13

    An explosive mixture of cultures - but then again they suit each other and hopefully learn that Africa is not for the yellow bellied peril species

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