Three ‘dangerous criminals’ have been killed after they attempted to steal from two farms belonging to Chinese nationals, according to Muvi TV.
Seven Chinese nationals were hacked and sustained serious injuries in the process and are receiving treatment at the University Teaching Hospital, narrated Muvi TV.
Police spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda told Muvi TV that manhunt has been launched for the six that escaped.
Chanda said the ‘criminals’ were armed with machetes and firearms.
This news item is very shallow and misleading if not actively concealing the truth. That is one danger of depending on officials to hand down news to journalists.
So, these so called dangerous criminals, what were they attempting to steal, or those who escaped, what did they snatch?
To us, this looks like a mere but bloody fight between some Chinese businessmen and probably some dissatisfied workers or probably business rivals.
We are not even told if the ‘dangerous criminals’ are black or yellow also like the injured ‘victims’.
And how come these dangerous criminals were only targeting homes of Chinese people in a place like Lusaka west populated by rich Zambians?
Come on Charity Munganga Chanda; for once stop looking pale and give us full details. Who is being protected here?
How were the three killed, gunshots to their ‘criminal’ heads or what? Who shot them, the police or the Chinese?