These Chinese nationals were yesterday arrested by the Zambian immigration and police force.
The over 50 Chinese nationals own and work at copper smelting plants along the Kalulushi road.
It is believed that Home Affairs minister Steven Kapyongo ordered the police to shut down the plants and arrest all Chinese citizens.
Altogether, the eight plants employ about 1300 Zambians.
Two of the Chinese investors were deported yesterday while the rest are detained at Kasenshi as shown in photo.
It is believed that the Chinese nationals have injected over 6million dollars in the plant.
‘They have proper immigration papers but they are being treated like criminals and the immigration officials are just saying they have instructions from above,’ said a source.