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Tension with Chinese builds over killing in Kavango

Tension with Chinese builds over killing in Kavango

Video: Residents of the Mukwe constuency marching to protest against bail for Chinese Nationals accused of killing a member of their community. – Footage: Courtesy of MVO

Niël Terblanché
THE killing of the 34-year-old Mveyu Hausiku during an argument with his Chinese employers over unpaid wages a little more than a week ago sparked various different and often violent protest actions by residents of the Mukwe Constituency.
News that the 29-year-old Chen Xuefeng and the 31-year-old Zhenhai Zhou, who are currently in police custody after they made their first appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder each, are going to bring a formal bail application to the court in the coming week sparked renewed protest action by the community in Divundu.
Before their appearance in court last Tuesday protesters handed a petition in which they demand that no bail should be granted to the Chinese nationals accused of the murder at Andara.
During the latest protest action hundreds of people marched from the old open market in Divundu to the Mukwe Constituency Office to hand over the same petition to the constituency councillor, John Thighuru, on Friday demanding the same.
It is alleged that Hausiku was murdered in cold blood and succumbed to his wounds after being hit by four shots from two fire arms wielded by the Chinese nationals

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