DJ Fantan, Boss Dammer Arrested Over ‘Coronavirus Superspreader’ Bash

Zimdancehall producer DJ Fantan and David House International promoter Boss Dammer have been arrested for organising a music concert on New Year’s Eve in Mbare in violation of coronavirus regulations.

Fantan, whose real name is Arnold Kamudyariwa, and Dammer — real name Simbarashe Chanachimwe — were arrested on Sunday following a public outcry over the gig which could potentially result in a spike in coronavirus infections.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the two are being charged with violating COVID-19 regulations and will appear in court soon. Said Nyathi:

We can confirm that…Kamudyariwa (Fantan) and Dammer have been arrested and are currently detained.

They are being charged for contravening section 5 (3) of the S.I 77 2020, for participating in a gathering in violation of Covid-19 regulations.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has suspended four senior police officers over the bash.

The suspended officers are Superintendent Innocent Makumbe, Inspector Garikai Jiyane [Officer in Charge, Matapi], Inspector Peace Nyarai Gunhe [Duty Officer] and Assistant Inspector Vengai Mupamhanga [Duty Member].

More: Daily News

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