Government has stepped up security measures at Sinazongwe's Collum Coal mine and has assured the Chinese investors of maximum protection against any form of harm that might be perpetrated by miners.
Speaking in Choma at the cremation ceremony of a Collum coal mine supervisor Wu Shangzai, 50, killed during protests over the minimum wage, Sinazongwe District Commissioner Dodo Sindanza announced the establishment of a permanent police post at Collum coal mine.
Mr. Sindanza said government has also deployed ten more police officers at the mine to beef up those stationed at Sinazeze police post in an effort to forestall any future workers' disturbance.
He told members of the Chinese community who witnessed the cremation of Shangzai that government will ensure that security is enhanced at the mine.
The DC assured the Chinese embassy that no matter how long it takes those responsible for Shangzai's death will be brought to book.
Mr Sindanza said the Zambian government appreciates Chinese investment because it has given a lot of jobs to Zambians.
He called upon the Chinese community to work together with government authorities in finding a lasting solution that will prevent a recurrence of workers%u2019 protests.
And Chief Sinazongwe said he is saddened to witness the cremation of Shangzai whom he said died a violent death at the hands of his subjects.
He told mourners that circumstances which led to Shangzai's death must not be allowed to happen against.
Chief Sinazongwe told Zambian miners who witnessed the cremation ceremony to draw lessons from the incident which he said if allowed to continue could result in over 800 jobs being lost in the mine.