Actually, I have no evidence that the Africans were lazy; I just thought it would be an eye-catching headline. In any event, it seems that some Chinese men have been accused of abusing native workers in Mozambique:
Maputo – Mozambique has revoked the visas of three Chinese men accused of beating construction workers with a hammer and scalding them with boiling oil, private newspaper O Pais reported on Friday.
“These Chinese are accused of inhumane acts against local employees of Nantong construction company,” the Ministry of Labour said in a statement, cited by the paper.
One of the accused, Lin Cheng, allegedly “flung boiling cooking oil on Mozambican workers,” it said.
Another, Cai Bingjun, “attacked his associates in several ways, using a hammer, a wooden plank and other work tools,” the ministry said.
The third, Wei Hongfeng, is accused of “having fired a Mozambican for discussing mistakes on his paycheque”.
If those same crimes had been committed in China, most likely the men would have gotten away with it. But it appears that the mixing of cultures (diversity) didn’t work out very well in these cases. Hopefully, back in China, those men will not be in a position to commit similar crimes (assuming they are actually guilty).
Incidentally, while in Madagascar, I met a woman who had been to Mozambique. She told me that she had caught a man, red-handed, trying to pickpocket her. This was in a crowded street and when the locals saw what had happened, they beat the living daylights out of that pickpocket.