Crime fails to deter gospel star

Chumani Ngojo and his wife, Liyema.
Khayelitsha gospel singer Chumani Ngojo and his wife were left traumatized when armed men barged into their home in early hours of Tuesday morning and robbed them of their belongings.

Ngojo said once the intruders gained entrance into their house, they pointed them with guns as they ransacked their home.

“I was with my wife, Liyema, two friends Sinethemba Mda and Zee Mbukuqu when they arrived. They took our phones, furniture, clothes and IDs and bank cards,” said the visibly distraught Ngojo.

Ironically the singer, is staging a show dubbed “No More Pain” in Langa’s Baptist Church on Saturday.

“Standing naked, helpless gun-pointed with rifles, watching young boys looting your clothes and furniture is really hurting,” he said.

Ngojo added that the show would go on as planned.

Khayelitsha Development Forum chairman Ndithini Tyhido expressed sadness at the attack on the gospel singer.

“We are grateful that they were not harmed physically and we hope that police will investigate and arrest those involved,” said Tyhido.

He said KDF will convene a Khayelitsha Crime Summit on July 20 at the Khayelitsha Training Centre with the hope that the community will use opportunity to fight crime in earnest.

“We live with thugs in our families and whilst they hurt other people we don’t care until criminality is done to us,” he said.

Tyhido said they invite crime experts, lawyers, academics , business owners to the summit so that ” we can tackle the scourge head on”.