The Zimbabwe Miners Federation say that they are making a follow up of an incident where a Chinese mine owner shot and injured two of his employees yesterday at Reden Mine in Gweru.
According to reports, Zhang Xuelin (41), who is the General Manager of Reeden Mine in Gweru, allegedly shot and injured Wendy Chikwaira (31) and Kennedy Tachiona (39) with a 9mm pistol after they demanded their dues.
According to the ZMF Chief Executive Officer Wellington Takavarasha, a report on the analysis of the full findings of the incident will be unveiled in due course.
“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'” he said.
Reden Mining Company has since issued an apology following the incident saying they will compensate the victims and their immediate families.
“As the Chinese community in Gweru, we deeply regret what transpired at Reden Mine in Gweru on Sunday 21 June 2020 when two company employees were unfortunately shot by one of the company managers following a pay dispute.
“What the manager did is his personal behavior and does not reflect the behaviour of us all as the Chinese community,” the company said in a statement.