The Chinese man behind the shooting of 2 Gweru mine workers, was arrested following an outcry on social media demanding justice.

A video seen by zwnews shows the Chinese national shooting and injuring two employees at Reeden Mine, 25km outside Gweru, over an outstanding salary dispute.

Zhang Xueun, 41, has been charged with attempted murder for shooting Wendy Chikwaira, 31, and Kennedy Tachiona, 39,  shot at point blank range.

This was after the two had demanded their outstanding salary from Zhang, who happens to be the mine owner and general manager.

Chikwaira was treated and discharged from the hospital after he received bullet which grazed his chin, meanwhile Tichaona was shot in the right leg and left thigh.

Zhang was arrested and detained overnight ahead of court appearance.

The Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe has issued the following statement:

We are highly concerned about the case in which a Chinese employee of a private Chinese company near GWERU shot and injured a local employee due to a wage dispute yesterday. Although this is an isolated incident and the Embassy has no law enforcement authority over the enterprise, we firmly support Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agencies to transparently and openly investigate and handle the case in accordance with the law of Zimbabwe.