The assault case of Chief Chivero (Brown Shopo) at Sunny Yi Feng tile manufacturing plant in Norton this week by a Chinese national has taken a new twist with the Chinese firm counter-accusing the traditional leader of beating up its security guard.
Chief Chivero on Monday made a report at Norton Police Station accusing Sunny Yi Feng employee Qiao Shuang Long of assault who has since been arrested.
The traditional leader claims that he sustained a twisted arm due to the scuffle that occurred at the plant’s main entrance. However, employees at the tile plant claim that Qiao was the first to report an assault, but Chief Chivero’s complaint which came through the phone was prioritised.
The Herald reports that it has gathered that a politician and legislator (name withheld) is at the centre of the matter after demands for a reported US$16 000 bribe from the company were made.
The company’s assistant manager, Mr Gong Wei Lin, addressed a Press conference yesterday and laid the blame on Chief Chivero. Gong said:
On Monday around 11am, the chief came here with a list of 70 people he wanted us to employ. While at the gate, our security guard Qiao asked him to write down his name and contact details for security reasons which he resisted.
Qiao tried to stop him from entering, but the chief turned violent and slapped him while many people watched.
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Norton is a Town located in Mashonaland West Province in Zimbabwe. It is located about 44.5km west of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. It is surrounded by farms and forest plantations. It is also home to the Darwin-dale Dam. Read More About Norton