Two robbers shot and wounded Cosmo FM presenter and Hip-hop artist Moses Baloyi popularly known as “The Spoken” in the early hours of 1 September 2019 in Extension 6, after Baloyi partnered with NZ Entertainment an RCJ Media to bring Saudi to perform during a Spring Opener event in Cosmo City.
Saudi had just left a local club’s spring opener event when the incident took place.
Narrating the ordeal, Moses The Spoken said the event went well and robbers possibly attended and watched every move he made, then followed him.
“It was now around 3 am and the people whom I was supposed to go home with had left,” he said. “I was with Snowy the other artist. We left the club to get transport to our respective homes.
“As we entered a passage, two men approached us. They shoved us into a corner. We did not understand what was happening, and they started searching us. We never retaliated as they took cash and a cell phone from me.”
“They kept on swearing at us, telling me to shut up. I was really scared,” said Snowy. “What surprised me most is that they didn't even run away, they just walked freely and I didn't see them again. Honestly, I no longer feel safe to perform in Cosmo City at night.”
Moses said while he was trying to figure out what was going on, he heard a gunshot.
“A few seconds later, I realised that I was shot in the leg,” he said. “I quickly tied my leg to prevent bleeding. The club owner quickly took me to the hospital.”
Crime is now taken normal in our community, Moses added. “The sad thing is that some people saw that I was robbed and just watched the criminals walking away. When I got to the hospital, the nurses indicated that they have treated a lot of victims shot in Cosmo City.”
Despite being shot, Moses said, he was happy that the free spring-opener event was successful.
“I am happy that we managed to bring Saudi in our community,” he said. “I know he was also happy to be in Cosmo City. I would like to thank everyone who made the event a success.”