A security team will be set up to protect Chinese living in South Africa after the murder of two businesspeople and a factory worker since Saturday. Li Xinzhu, head of the South African Chinese Community Police Forum, said a security company would be formed and security personnel recruited, probably next month. 'We are applying for weapons licences from the South African government. Meanwhile, we are working out a budget - who will pay and how much,' he said, adding that it had not yet been decided how many security staff would be recruited. 'This is an urgent matter. We need to protect our compatriots ourselves.' Meanwhile, Tang Qingheng , the Chinese consul in Johannesburg, said Beijing had stationed two police liaison officers in the country to help with murder investigations. 'We will also provide help to the victims' relatives,' Mr Tang said. In the latest incident, Lin Yixing , who was in his 40s and from Fujian , died in a hospital in Bloemfontein at 3am on Monday from blood loss. He had been shot by a robber posing as a customer in his bar in the city of Welkom on Sunday night. Also on Sunday, Chen Jianqing , 35, another Fujian native, was shot in the chest after handing over 50,000 rand ($63,170) to two robbers in her shop. Chen's partner, Weng Qiming , was shot in the leg during the robbery. The day before, Chen Jingmin , 23, was shot in the head during a robbery at a Johannesburg factory. Mr Li, also president of the Fujian Association in South Africa, said all three victims had resisted their attackers. He called on all Chinese living in South Africa not to fight back when threatened. 'If they had not resisted, they may not have been killed,' he said. 'In my experience, and the experience of other businesspeople, it's better to just hand over the money and stay alive.' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said: 'The Chinese government is deeply concerned with the continual robbery cases which have caused Chinese casualties'. He urged South African police to strengthen their investigations into the cases, while appealing to Chinese nationals living in South Africa to remain alert. Li Xueqing , a member of South Africa's Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Association, said he was worried about high security costs, with many businessmen already paying a lot to local security companies because of South Africa's rampant crime. 'The government does not have control over illegal guns, and a bullet just costs 1 rand,' he said. 'I joke with my business partners that all our benefits will fall into the pockets of the security companies' bosses.'