THE Chinese embassy in Zambia has learnt with shock the killing of its three nationals in Kitwe’s Garneton on Monday.
In a statement issued by political and media officer Wang Meng, the embassy of China condemned the development and is requesting relevant authorities of Government to investigate and bring perpetrators to book.
Criminals in Kitwe broke into the living quarters at Golden King Investment Limited, a Chinese company based in Kitwe, on Monday and killed three members of the same family. Three others were injured.
“The embassy is deeply concerned with such a brutal and malicious murder case and strongly condemns the criminal action.
“The embassy has requested the relevant authorities of the Zambian government to investigate the case thoroughly and bring the criminals to book, immediately, to provide necessary and effective protection to Chinese companies and nationals in Zambia and prevent recurrence of such cases,” Mr Wang said.
One suspect has been arrested.
Mr Wang said China believes in a deeply-rooted friendship between Chinese and Zambians and that the killing is an “individual case”.
He said the Chinese will continue to work with the Zambian side in maintaining a favourable environment and good momentum of Chinese investment in Zambia and the mutually beneficial economic and trade co-operation between the countries.