The Chinese ambassador denied these allegations strongly to Zambia Mr. yang Iouming. He stated that the allegations were a wicked slander and is unacceptable to his people. It is also believed by Mr. Iouming that in order to ruin the relationship between Zambia and China, this intentional attempt has been made.
However, in the investigation by Snopes.com in the matter, it is found that the pictures were from the marketing campaign that was for the video game Resident Evil 6. To carry out a full scale investigation, Zambia has been insisted by the China ambassador for this matter. Sincere apologies have been expressed by the Zambian Deputy Minister of Defense to the Chinese Government for his country as the relationships have been tarnished a long way by this fake news.