A man claiming to be resurrected multi-award winning maskandi (traditional Zulu folk music) artist Khulekani Kwakhe "Mgqumeni" Mseleku, has been taken in for questioning, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.
"Police opened an inquest docket and we took the man in for questioning yesterday [Sunday]," police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said.
"We have not done DNA tests or taken his fingerprints, but will be taking some samples to verify whether it is him or not. Detectives from the province will head the investigation."
The singer apparently 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.
"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," The Times quoted him as saying.
Investigations would determine whether the police needed to file a High Court application to exhume the body thought to be Mseleku's.
After news broke on Thursday of the man's arrival at his family's homestead in Nquthu near Dundee, hysterical fans went to the village, according to weekend reports.
Naicker said investigations would continue on Monday.