A CHINESE national was yesterday killed when one of his employees struck him on the forehead with a pistol butt.
Police said the suspected killer, who used his employer’s pistol, was on the run and police were looking for him.
The Chinese, who owned a company located on Lumumba Road in Lusaka, was killed after a fracas with his employee over the salary increment.
Lusaka Province police chief, Greenwell Ng’uni said the employer, whom he just referred to as a foreign national, was killed at the company premises in the morning.
Mr Ng’uni said the alleged killer would soon be apprehended because the police managed to trace some of his workmates.
Sources said the worker wanted a salary increment but the Chinese man pulled his pistol with which he allegedly threatened to shoot the employee.
The worker, however, struggled and overpowered the Chinese and managed to get the gun from him.
The angry worker then hit the employer on his forehead, instantly killing him.
The man ran away before the police were called
[Times of Zambia]