A Chinese national in Lusaka has been assaulted and had his property damaged by his fellow national over business competition.
The incident happened in Lusaka’s North Gate Gardens on Saturday between 15:00 ehours and 16:00 hours.
It happened when a Mr Wang Bian aged 26 years of plot number 120 Ngwere road, an employee of Chenshi Company was assaulted by his fellow national Chen Yon Shen aged 37 years of unknown house number North Gate Gardens off Kasangula road who is a Director for Cino gaming.
Deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has confirmed this and said the victim sustained a reddish tenderness on the neck and complained of headache.
He said the incident happened after the complainant was driving within North gate Gardens when his car a Toyota Harrier Registration ALK 6850 green in colour was blocked by the assailant who whilst armed with a machete went to the rear passenger seat where the complainant was seated and struck the window screen of the motor vehicle and damaged it completely.
“The victim came out and was hit with the machete using the flat side of it on the head. The assailant was apprehended and detained in custody,” Hamoonga said.
He said when both were interviewed, the assailant said the reasons he assaulted the victim was that he was interfering with his business and that the victim also confirmed the allegation but said that they are competitors in business.