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Chinese Embassy in DRC and Sicomines React With Fury to Social Video That Purportedly Shows Exhumation of Mine Worker Killed on the Job

TWEET TRANSLATION: I strongly condemn the defamation and demonization against the Chinese community and businesses. These are unworthy acts which only seek to sow discord between peoples from China and the DRC.

China’s ambassador to the DR Congo, Zhu Jing, reacted angrily on Monday to a video circulating on Congolese Twitter that purportedly shows a Sicomines worker exhuming the corpse of one of his colleagues (NSFW).

The video was posted over the weekend and claims that a Congolese employee of Sicomines was killed on the job and that “the Chinese leadership decided to bury him without the approval of his family.” The tweet’s caption added that the victim’s Congolese “colleagues alerted the authorities who then exhumed the body.”

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