A taxi driver in Ndola who refused to accept a bribe from a Somali national who killed his domestic worker has been beaten by Somalians.
Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge confirmed the incident where the Somalians attacked Stephen Chongo last night and beat him up. Musenge has appealed to the police to investigate the attack on the taxi driver and take the culprits to book.
He has since warned that Somalians living in Zambia should not take the comfort and peace they are enjoying for granted.
“The gentlemen who actually apprehended the Somalian that killed an employee was assaulted by two Somalians.
“Yesterday he actually called me and confirmed that he was attacked by two Somalians. That was after appearing on television when the Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE) even awarded him for his bravery to turn down a bribe from a Somalian who killed his worker. Now this is a matter which is being investigated by the police, he has reported to the police and he has not been given the position yet,” Musenge said.
Chongo’s decision to turn down a bribe impressed some government officials and the ZFE rewarded him with K3.5 million.