Gospel star fights off intruders

2013-06-16 14:37
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Johannesburg - Award-winning gospel star Sechaba Pali fought off intruders in the buff in his Vosloorus home, City Press newspaper reported on Sunday.

He woke up to see two men fiddling with the cables of his sound system and television set.

"I then said to them: 'Now you are going to see something that you have not seen before', but they ignored me and continued with their evil work," he said.

Pali jumped out of bed, shoved one robber and charged at the other. He chased them out of the house and into the street. At that point it dawned on him he was naked.

"It only sank in when some taxi drivers started looking at me in a funny way. I hurried back into my house," a bemused Pali said.

The Platinum-selling singer told City Press he was fed up with the crime in the area and wanted to sell his house in the eastern Johannesburg township and move to town, as he no longer felt safe.

"This is now the third time I have had my house broken into. In December last year they stole my television set, a freezer, two wheelbarrows and three bicycles. If I continue living here they will kill my wife and kids," he was quoted as saying.

Police spokesperson Godfrey Maditji confirmed Pali opened a case of housebreaking on Saturday and that an investigation was under way.

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