It was a scary series of events for Dr Tumi after robbers mugged the famous gospel singer in Johannesburg.

One thing you can say about crime in South Africa is that it does not discriminate. From the wealthy to the poor, from the famous to the ordinary, criminals don’t care who their target might be – if you have something they want, you can expect that they will come for you. One person who found this out the hard way at the beginning of this week is Dr Tumi who survived a traumatic mugging incident this week.

On Friday, he posted a positive message on his Instagram. The Bible verse said 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord can be trusted to make you strong and protect you from harm.”

Possibly referring to the incident.


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Dr Tumi recounts horrible mugging

Video footage of Dr Tumi being robbed by a group of thugs has gone viral as concern for his safety dominated social media. Luckily, he escaped from the situation unharmed and was able to live to tell the tale but one keen-eyed observer was able to video the entire ordeal and it made for some frightening viewing.

The famous gospel singer was simply out and about enjoying a regular day in Johannesburg when a group of bandits ran up behind him and snatched his phone from him.

Dr Tumi took a moment to assure his fans that he was safe when he wrote on social media, “Good evening fam. Trust you have been well. Thank you all for your kind messages. Sending mega love to you.”


Many applauded Dr Tumi for being able to keep a cool head and not further endanger his life.

Watch how it all unfolded below:

Other celebrities who have been struck by criminals

South Africa is not a safe country, even if you are famous and a number of our stars have found this out the hard way including:


The rapper was hijacked outside her home and left traumatised by the ordeal.


Kabomo was mugged by a group of thugs much like Dr Tumi’s incident and was lucky to escape unharmed.


Thickleeyonce also found herself in a precarious position after being robbed by criminals.

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