A magistrate court in Choma on Tuesday freed on bail the two Chinese managers who shot Zambian miners. The two are facing charges of attempted murder for shooting and wounding 11 coal miners during a protest over pay and working conditions.
Magistrate Willie Sinyangwe rejected a plea by prosecutors but said the two managers must surrender their passports.
They were asked to pay of K50 million kwacha each for bail.
The managers were visibly relieved when a Chinese interpreter told them that they would be released when they posted bail plus personal sureties from two other parties.