Govt cautions Chinese against keeping money in their homes

THE Ministry of Home Affairs has cautioned Chinese nationals against keeping large sums of money in their homes and workplaces to avoid being attacked.

Bandits last Sunday shot a Chinese couple at Hongji Mining Limited around 22:30 hours and went away with US$200,000 cash and a motor vehicle valued at US$15,000.

In a statement yesterday on behalf of home affairs minister Edgar Lungu, ministry head of public relations Moses Suwali appealed to investors, particularly the Chinese, to stop hoarding money in their houses or work places but instead utilise the banking systems as much as possible to avoid being robbed.

“Most of the workers the Chinese companies employ are not properly screened. The result is that they employ people they do not know, even those without NRCs. These are the people who connive with criminals especially if they are fired unceremoniously.