China has increasingly become the source of funding that sustains Africa’s corrupt regimes. In turn, China has secured contracts for infrastructural projects, often white elephant in character, and has accessed Africa’s resources freely. This has encouraged its expatriates on the continent to treat Africans as sub-human.
Chinese have been seen giving corporal punishment to Africans and use African women as sex slaves. While they do so, African governments have failed to act, precisely because what matters for corrupt leaders is the financial benefits they obtain from the Chinese Communist Party that helps them fill their pockets and maintain themselves in power.
Voice of America (VOA) reported a story about how a Chinese man killed two Zimbabweans in pay dispute. This nth event of Chinese racial prejudice provokes the urgency of returning to the debate on African leaders as treasonous individuals ready to ensure a return of not only colonialism in Africa but outright slavery, this time by China, for their own benefit.
Herewith the story on the killing of the two Zimbabweans reported by VOA:
A Chinese man, who allegedly shot two of his workers in Gweru over the weekend after they demanded their wages was remanded in custody Tuesday to next month when he appeared for an initial remand at the Gweru Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrate Edwin Marecha remanded 41-year-old Zhang Xuelin, who runs a mining company in the city, to July 7th.Zhang, who faces an attempted murder charge, was not asked to plead.
Although he had brought his own interpreter, the state said there was need for him to get one certified by the Judicial Services Commission.
Zhang’s lawyer Ignatius Mupfiga told VOA he accepted the court’s decision and had nothing further to say as the case was only in its initial stages.
The incident has drawn outrage, with the country’s biggest labour representative body, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union, saying there is a history of Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe ill-treating their workers, and it would not fold its arms while this continues.
Some locals also expressed their anger through various social media platforms.
Sources told VOA that police refused Monday to clear a demonstration that some residents wanted to stage in Gweru on the basis that there is instability in the country and the protest could be “hijacked” by some people the state claims are anti-government.
According to the country’s laws, all demonstrations have to be sanctioned by the police.
The Zanu PF government counts China among its top allies despite that locals are unhappy over the increasing presence of Chinese nationals whom they accuse of looting the country’s resources.