Award winning Masvingo Zimdancehall artist, Elias Chimbuya who is popularly known as Dudemaster has been arrested on allegations that he and two other suspects assaulted and killed a man on Thursday following a scuffle over a twist of marijuana.
Chimbuya, who is a curtain raiser for most Zimdancehall shows that take place in Masvingo had a warrant of arrest on another case, Masvingo Mirror reports.
He was released by the courts recently and later absconded hearings.
Chimbuya and one of the accomplices were picked up by Police on Saturday while the third suspect is on the run. Chimbuya is also a tout who operates from Glow Service Station rank in the city centre.
The murder happened at Tirivanhu Bar in Vic Range after Tafadzwa Chiumba allegedly gave Chimbuya US$5 to go and buy a twist of mbanje for US50c. Chimbuya allegedly did not bring back the change resulting in a fist fight.
The fight ended and Chiumba who was in Masvingo to visit his family which stays in Vic Range left for home. He did not reach his destination and his body was found the following day.
A sex worker is said to have tipped members of the CID that she saw Chimbuya and his accomplices fighting the man after following him on his way home. Investigations were conducted until the arrest of Chimbuya on Saturday.
There are several pending cases of commuters who have been mugged after leaving the Glow Service Station rank and the key suspects are touts.
In other news, iHarare had reported that three prominent football legends, Dickson Choto, Justice Majabvi, and David Sengu were recently hauled before the courts for failing to settle rentals.
The trio is alleged to have failed paying rentals for a building leased to a company known as Four Prosper Investments (Private) Limited.