I was with zombies, 'resurrected' man says

Durban - A man claiming to be resurrected maskandi artist Mgqumeni will appear in the Nquthu Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Detectives from provincial headquarters had been dispatched to Dundee to investigate the man's claims, Colonel Jay Naicker said on Monday.

The man was taken in for questioning on Sunday on suspicion of fraud after he made his first public appearance. He remains in police custody.

He claimed to be the multi-award winning traditional Zulu folk music artist who was buried in 2010, whose real name was Khulekani Khumalo.

Khumalo died in December 2009 after drinking something he got from a traditional healer. He was buried by his family in the KwaGxobanyawo cemetery in early 2010.

The man claiming to be the resurrected artist, told The Times newspaper: "I have been suffering a lot at the place where I was kept with zombies. It was hell there and I am so grateful that I was able to free myself and return to my family and you, my supporters."

Investigations would determine whether the police needed to file a High Court application to exhume the body thought to be Khumalo's.

After news broke on Thursday of Khumalo's arrival at his family's homestead in Nquthu, near Dundee, hysterical fans went to the village, according to weekend reports.
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