Chi­nese flees after at­tempted loot­ing

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

ACHINESE trader whose shop was al­most looted in Ipusuk­ilo Town­ship in Kitwe has re­moved his goods from the shop and re­lo­cated. After youths at­tempted to loot the shop last week, the Chi­nese na­tional only iden­ti­fied as Pepe packed up the goods from the shop and closed it. A Daily Na­tion jour­nal­ist who went to the shop, known as China Mart, learnt that two trucks fer­ried the goods from the shop as it is be­lieved that the trader feared for his life. Last week, po­lice thwarted an at­tempt by 10 youths to de­scend on the shop and ar­rested one of them, who has since been charged with con­duct likely cause the breach of peace. Oth­ers had fled from the scene. Some se­cu­rity guards at the shop told the Daily Na­tion at the week­end that the Chi­nese had de­cided to close down his busi­ness in the area be­cause of in­se­cu­rity. “After that in­ci­dent when the gang of boys wanted to loot the shop, the Chi­nese Na­tional has de­cided to re­move all his goods from the shop. “Two Fuso trucks car­ried the goods, but there are still some few goods which are in­side the build­ing. It is like he is clos­ing the shop be­cause the thinks those boys may come back and suc­ceed in loot­ing his shop,’’ said one of the se­cu­rity guards. And Pres­i­dent of the Cop­per­belt Chap­ter of the Zam­bia-China As­so­ci­a­tion Wang Xin said the move by a Chi­nese na­tional to close his shop was a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, es­pe­cially in the face of ten­sion be­tween Zam­bians and Chi­nese. Mr Wang, who had gone to Ipusuk­ilo to get the pic­ture of the shop, said there was need to ad­dress the ten­sion be­tween Zam­bians and Chi­nese in the na­tion. “He has closed the shop be­cause he thought those who wanted to loot his shop may come back and suc­ceed in loot­ing the shop. He has taken a pre­cau­tion mea­sure,’’ Mr Wang said. Julius Ka­manga, the owner of the shop build­ing, has alerted po­lice when he no­ticed ram­pag­ing youths ap­proach­ing the shop last week.

Two Fuso trucks car­ried the goods, but there are still some few goods which are in­side the build­ing. It is like he is clos­ing the shop be­cause the thinks those boys may come back and suc­ceed in loot­ing his sKRS ··

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