|Friday, 04 September 2009 13:58|
Born: September 30, 1964, Mozambique
Died: April 4, 2004, Johannesburg, South Africa
Cause of death: Shot by murdering thieves for his wallet.
Notable because: A respected and well loved South African based bass player senselessly killed to become another statistic of South Africa's culture of crime.
Gito Baloi, 39, was driving home from a gig in Pretoria when he was attacked. Eyewitnesses say he was shot three times through the window of his car by two men as he dropped off a friend in central Johannesburg. Mr Baloi managed to stagger away from his car, before he collapsed and died. The murderers took his wallet, but his musical equipment was left at the scene.
His friend South African musician Tim Parr wrote a moving pice in his memory called 'Nothing in this world'. http://www.youtube.com
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 September 2009 14:52|