Ba Shupi to hire bodyguard?
By Peter Tinashe Kaviya
Musician Ba Shupi could have never dreamed of such a start to a new year.
Born Peace Ndlovu the artiste is lucky to be alive and well and is surely counting his lucky starts after he walked away unharmed from two robbery attacks in a space of nine days.
Showbiz can exclusively reveal that the artiste was attacked by robbers while driving home from the studio first January 3 and later on January 12 losing property with an estimated worth of $1000.
The first robbery is said to have happened at around 22.30 hours at the Belgravia Shops robot, corner of Second Street Extension and Upper East Road while the second incident happened at around 02:00 hours at the corner of Samora Michael and Leopold Takawira.
Ba Shupi confirmed both incidents to Showbiz.
“The first time, four men attacked me with a knife. They tried to hijack my car but failed only to run away when two other cars approached. They however managed to get away with my phone. On the second incident they smashed the car windows before they got away with my speakers. I am not physically hurt but just emotionally disturbed,” said Ba Shupi.
The Godo singer urged drivers to approach traffic lights and intersections carefully as these have become hunting grounds for criminals.
“I urge all citizens to be very careful as they drive and stop at traffic lights and intersections as these robberies are happening at these spots, it will also be help if police patrolled these areas,” said Ba Shupi.
The artiste’s manager Heather Lydia Mudhari expressed shock over the incident and said they were contemplating hiring a bodyguard for the singer.
“The first robbery was very close to his house which is worrying considering the safety of his family and then another one follows in a few days and it makes us think his being followed,” she said.
“As management we are very worried about his safety and how it’s affecting him psychologically. We are currently looking into the possibilities of him moving around with a bodyguard.”
Both incidents were reported at Avondale & Harare Central Police Stations under reference numbers RRB 297449 and IR 010806 respectively.