LATEST: Farai arrested

first faraiBy Tawanda Marwizi Art Correspondent
Sungura musician First Farai spent the weekend behind bars for allegedly assaulting a music fan at his show in Hwedza on Friday. The musician, who was still detained at Hwedza Police Station in Mashonaland East on Sunday afternoon said he only shoved a fan who he wanted to gain free entry into the venue.

“I was on stage when I heard that the guys at the gate were having a scuffle with a young man who wanted to get into the venue for free.

“I did not beat him as he reported, but I only shoved him away and he reported the matter to the police, leading to my arrest,” he said.

Following his arrest Farai, who been embroiled in another controversy when he was accused of stealing money at Cephas Mashakada’s funeral, failed to hold a scheduled show in Norton on Saturday.

Last year a promoter in Chinhoyi accused him of stealing beer at the venue…More details to follow.