Chillspot founders DJ Fantan and Levels have been sentenced to 12 months in prison for organizing Mbare’s New Year Evet that was attended by hundreds of youth. The event which was held in violation of the lockdown rules amid a surge in infections caused widespread anger with videos of the party going viral.
Harare Magistrate Mrs Vongai Guwuriro however suspended six months of the sentence for good behaviour citing that the accused did waste time after pleading guilty yesterday.
Fantan, Levels and another organizer Dhama will effectively serve six months of the sentence. Zimbabwe went into a 30 day hard lockdown yesterday amid a surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. In the last update from the health authorities 1365 new cases and 34 deaths were reported in just 24 hours.