Saturday, 2 January 2021

DJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying Lockdown And Hosting Passa Passa Concert In Mbare


Popular music producer DJ Fantan of Chillspot Records has gone on the run after learning that the police are arresting the organisers of the Passa Passa Concert which was held in Mbare on New Year’s Eve. At least 52 people have been arrested so far for defying the Covid-19 lockdown regulations.

DJ Fantan, real name Arnold Kamudyariwa, is reported to have gone into hiding after learning of his imminent arrest. Fantan was one of the hosts of the heavily criticised “2021 Welcome Passa Passa” where people ignored Covid-19 precautions.

 

 

DJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying LockdownDJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying Lockdown

 

The police have received a lot of criticism on social media platforms for allowing the event to happen despite earlier on warning people to stay at home. Critics have pointed out that the police failed to stop the Covid-19 “Super Spreader” concert despite the fact, that Matapi Police Station is located a few blocks from where the event was hosted. Mbare Police Station is also near the venue although not as close as Matapi Police Station.

Speaking on the arrests of the organisers of the Mbare “Passa Passa” national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told ZBC News,

“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 where he puts speakers outside and plays music. He is now on the run. Police are currently looking for him.

We want to assure the public that definitely, action will be taken. We are also conducting investigations to find out what really the police officers on the ground did… what role they played” according to Pindula News.

DJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying Lockdown

The government has been heavily pilloried as the Passa Passa was advertised weeks in advance yet law enforcement officials failed to take action despite issuing warnings and threats to would-be miscreants.

 

DJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying Lockdown
DJ Fantan Goes On The Run As Police Arrest 52 People For Defying Lockdown

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