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The Chinese embassy in South Africa has condemned the criminal act against its citizens in the country which had led to the killing of seven people in less than two months according to a statement published by the embassy on Monday. According to the st...

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Chinese Embassy in South Africa strongly condemns recent crimes against Chinese nationals

Published by: O. Elijah
08/25/2020 08:45 AM

The Chinese embassy in South Africa has condemned the criminal act against its citizens in the country which had led to the killing of seven people in less than two months according to a statement published by the embassy on Monday. According to the statement, Zhong Zhiwei, was the former president of the township association of East China's Shandong province in South Africa. He, along with his wife were shot by armed men in Johannesburg on August 13.

 

The death of Zhong has caused great indignation among Chinese citizens both at home and abroad and this has prompted them to call on the South African government to bring to justice the perpetrators of this sorrowful act. The embassy lodged a complain to the South African government through the local police asking them to look into the cases of violent crimes on its citizens and mobilize all sources and resources to solve the case soon. 

 

The Commissioner of South African police said the police have granted the highest rank to the relevant cases of Chinese nationals, considering the close relations between the two countries and the great contributions that the Chinese community has made to the development of South Africa over the years. Four out of seven cases have already been solved, and 10 suspects have been arrested. 

The Chinese embassy also alerted its citizens in the country of the decrease in security measures in the country due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which has slowed the economy and increased the level of employment. 

 

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