A Somalian based in Ndola has shot dead his domestic worker for demanding a two month salary amounting to K400,000 (USD$75).
Holland Kabaso from Chipulukusu compound, who is a house servant, went to ask for his salary from his employer when the Somalian got angered. The Somalian who was staying in Zamtel Flats then pulled his gun and shot Kabaso in the head and died on the spot.
The incident was happening in broad day light in full view of many passer-bys and neighbours. The neighbour said she had earlier warned Kabaso to be careful with his boss saying he possessed a gun and was a violent man.
The incident caused commotion at the crime scene until police officer came and picked up the Somalian only identified as Omar for detention at Ndola Central Police Station. While police had taken the Somalian to police, the residents forced their way into the house and looted whatever they could lay their hands on.
The residents, speaking in anger during the commotion, have since vowed to wage war against the Somali nationals since most of them have settled in Ndola. Holland’s body is lying in Ndola Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.