Ming Chang Xing one of the owners of Reden Mine where a manager Zhang Xuelin shot and injured 2 employees in a salaries row has reportedly reached out to the victims and offered to compensate them, The Herald reports.
The matter came to light at a press conference yesterday in which Mr Ming Chang Xing said they had reached out to the family of the victims and they have offered to compensate them.
We have reached an agreement with the lady who was injured on the arm. We will be covering their medical costs and compensating her with money, we have since agreed on the amount.
We are hoping to reach an agreement with our other employee who is still hospitalised. We are talking to his family and legal representatives.
Meanwhile, leader of the Chinese business community in Zimbabwe who was part of the briefing, Mr David Zhou, said the compensation was not in any way connected to the court case:
The incident is isolated and as the Chinese community in Zimbabwe respects locals and wishes to continue doing business here. What happened was regrettable and we assure you that it will not happen again.
One of the victims who is still in hospital was shot 6 times.
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