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].