Business in Ndola came to a stand still this morning as residents protested over the shooting of a Zambian by a Somalian businessman yesterday. The Central Business District was deserted and people in Ndeke and Masala townships were breaking into shops belonging to Somalians. Residents of Somalian origin have gone into hiding for fear of beaing lynched by irate Ndola
A Somalian based in Ndola shot dead his worker for demanding a two month salary amounting to K400,000
Holland Kabaso, 30, was shot dead around 11:30 hours at Catchpol Flats on Kopa Road near the town centre.
Omar Mohammed Hashi, also aged 30, and a business executive, has been charged with murder.
Copperbelt police chief Mary Tembo confirmed yesterday that Mr Kabaso was shot in the head and died instantly.
Ms Tembo said Hashi was arrested in Kansenshi area as he attempted to flee in a taxi and police recovered a 7.55 calibre VZOR pistol and four rounds of ammunition.An eyewitness said Hashi had driven into the premises in his BMW vehicle and asked Mr Kabaso to fetch his passport from the house.Mr Kabaso collected the passport and gave it to Hashi as he enquired about his salary but the Somali got upset and shot Mr Kabaso in both legs and the head.
In panic, Hashi drove off but later abandoned his vehicle in Kansenshi to book a taxi to Sakania border after offering to pay K2 million.But the taxi driver got suspicious and instead drove Hashi to a military Provost in Kansenshi residential area after noticing that the passenger was armed.