Vusi Nova’s lucky es­cape

Singer shares how he nearly lost his life at the hands of two hi­jack­ers

Move! - - CONTENTS - By Vin­cent Phahlane

MULTI-PLAT­INUM R&B singer Vusi Nova is happy to be alive af­ter he was ab­ducted dur­ing a hi­jack­ing out­side his Melville home in Joburg re­cently. He was later dumped in Soweto. The hi­jack­ers made off with his car and clothes. He was left with only his un­der­wear.


Speak­ing to Move!, Vusi com­plains about a painful eye, which he sus­pect could be in­fected.

“My right eye is painful. I don’t know if it’s from the punches (from the at­tack­ers),” he says. “It gets worse when it is ex­posed to the light.”

The singer says that his fo­cus at the mo­ment is to stay at home and make sure his eye gets healed.

He tells Move! that he thanks God for giv­ing him an­other chance to live.

“It was an ex­pe­ri­ence that I couldn’t ex­plain. Ev­ery­thing just hap­pened so fast. I was con­fused and didn’t know what was go­ing on,” he says.


The Best Afro Soul SAMA award win­ner says his two at­tack­ers told him they had been fol­low­ing him for about a year be­fore they pounced on him.

He says one of the hi­jack­ers pulled out a gun and pointed it at his face, adding that one of the men then jumped into the car.

Im­me­di­ately as they drove off, he says he heard a gun­shot and thought they shot his friend whom he was with. Luck­ily, they left him in the mid­dle of the road and drove off with Vusi.

Be­fore the friend was left on the road, the R&B star claims he was told to take off his clothes, in­clud­ing his un­der­wear.

As they drove, he says one of the at­tack­ers put Vusi’s head be­tween his legs so that Vusi could not see where they were go­ing.

Then the hi­jack­ers threat­ened to kill him if he didn’t give them his gun. “I was so ter­ri­fied be­cause I don’t have a gun,” Vusi says.

The at­tack­ers then de­cided to drop Vusi off in Soweto af­ter they threat­ened to cut off his body parts. He was also told to take off his clothes, and run with­out look­ing back.


Vusi says he is happy to be alive af­ter that hor­ri­ble ex­pe­ri­ence and is ready to move on with his life.

“I thank every­one with the sup­port they have given me,” he says. “I’m hum­bled by the good wishes from my sup­port­ers and peo­ple who have put my car num­ber plates out there to help in find­ing my car.”

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of kid­nap­ping and hi­jack­ing.


R&B singer Vusi Nova says he is fo­cus­ing on get­ting well af­ter his right eye got in­jured dur­ing a hi­jack­ing out­side his Joburg home re­cently

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