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Prominent Zimbabwe Rapper Cal Vin Dies

Calvin in a multi award winning HipHop artist based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Photo: Cal_Vin Instagram @kingcal_vin)

Zimbabwe’s top rapper, Cal Vin, has died.

According to the state-controlled Chronicle newspaper, the 35-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Nhliziyo, died early Sunday morning in a hit and run car accident near his Luveve residence.

The newspaper reports that Cal Vin was hit and trapped under the vehicle which dragged him for more than 30 meters. He was reportedly walking home with his unidentified girlfriend.

He was on his way home from watching an international soccer match at Emakhandeni Club.

Some of his hits include Bebengakholwa and Zikhuphan, which he recorded with South African artiste, Cassper Nyovest.

One of his friends, Fundani Ndimande, said, "This is heartbreaking. I just came back from the crime scene. It wasn't a hit and run but premeditated murder, it seems."

Police said investigations were underway.

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