DJ Fantan Arrested
DJ Fantan and his promoter popularly known as Dhama were on Sunday arrested for participating in a prohibited gathering on New Year’s Eve in Mbare.
Fantan, real name Arnold Kamudyariwa, 33, and Tinashe ‘Dhama’ Chanachimwe, 27, were detained yesterday at Matapi police station and are expected to appear in court today.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest urging people to take reports of Covid-19 death and positive cases seriously.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm arrest of Arnold Kamudyariwa and Tinashe Chanachimwe for contravening Section 5 (iii) of Statutory Instrument 77/2020 of participating in a prohibited gathering,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.
Dj Fantan has been on the run since the 1st of January 2021. This was after he had held a show on the 31st of December and was going against covid 19 restrictions which did not allow gatherings
52 people were reported to have been arrested on the 31st of December after attending the concert. The concert was attended by a thousand people and was held in Mbare.
Commenting on the 31st of December concert, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyati said:
“We are conducting investigations and so far indications are that 52 people were arrested when police moved in to stop this bash, and we are told Fantan has a studio in Mbare at Block 14 Matapi Flats where he puts speakers outside and plays music and David House Entertainment operators for openly defying government’s Covid-19 measures on health, safety and security. He (Fantan) is now on the run. Police are currently looking for him,” said Nyathi.
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