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Police confirm arrest of man over tragic Cal Vin hit and run accident

Police in Bulawayo have confirmed the arrest of a man who voluntarily surrendered himself on Wednesday after the hit and run accident which killed rapper Cal Vin in Luveve 5 on Sunday.

Cal Vin
Cal Vin

Cal Vin was last Sunday run over by a white Mazda Familia a few metres away from his Luveve 5 home. He was coming from watching football at Emakhandeni Cricket Club.

The suspect, Wifred Mafuka (28), who National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said lives in Nkulumane suburb, handed himself in on Wednesday.

“Police in Bulawayo arrested one suspect in connection with the fatal hit and run accident which led to the death of musician Cal vin Nhliziyo. The suspect handed himself over to the police on 28/10/20. His name is Wifred Mafuka,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.

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He said police are conducting investigations and more details on when he will appear in court will be availed.

His mother, Ms Sinikiwe Luphahla has said her son’s death will forever haunt her as he was run over just a few metres from their home.

“He was hit by a car from behind yabreaker imota yasimgxoba and dragged him. His mother’s words were ‘akakhangeleki’, said one source. Another source said Cal Vin was in the presence of his girlfriend and friends just near his house at Luveve 5 when the drama unfolded.

Moments before, the crew had been out watching football at Emakhandeni Cricket Club. Apparently, on his way home from the club, he was hit by a car that was only identified by colour as white.

“We were together at a leisure spot (cricket club) and Cal Vin and his friends left. A few moments after, his girlfriend came back to the leisure spot looking distraught in search of a vehicle to ferry him to hospital. This happened probably at around 1:30am. Cal Vin died at Mpilo hospital according to people who went with him,” said a source.