Police has arrested seven more miners at Collum Coal Mine in Southern province in connection with the killing of a Chinese supervisor at the mine during Saturday’s minimum wage riot.
This brings the number of workers arrested to nine after two were picked on Sunday. The Police is expected to charge the workers Monday afternoon and they will appear in a Choma magistrate court on Tuesday.
Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda rushed to the Mine on Sunday and he described the rioting and killing of a Chinese as inhuman and criminal. He has also apologised to the Chinese government.
Shamenda recently announced the signing into law of a Statutory Instrument that compels employers to pay more than one million Kwacha for general workers and over K500, 000 for domestic workers.