Ugandan recording artiste, songwriter, producer and videographer Pius Mayanja popularly known by his stage name as Pallaso is nursing wounds after he was reportedly attacked in South Africa where he had gone to shoot a video for his new song.
In a live Facebook feed, Pallaso said he was attacked by a group of protestors armed with machetes, stones and sticks.
“I was attacked and beaten to near death. I fought hard until I managed to escape from the group. I’m now hiding in a school garage,” Pallaso said.
His elder brother, Jose Chameleone said the Ndikuwaki singer was “rescued at all odds.”
“Just talked to Pallaso he’s in danger after attacks as he was shooting a video in South Africa. We must condemn such violent acts into our people. We are all Africans,” Chameleone tweeted Wednesday evening.
Hours later, Chameleone, real name Joseph Mayanja said his brother had been rescued before he urged him to return home.
Pallaso, through his social media pages, also said he had been rescued and admitted to hospital.
“Thanks Uganda worldwide most especially the South African Ugandan community!!
Pallaso Was rescued at all odds!!! But all this must be condemned as we are all Africans.
If we move in unity same way always we shall be free!!! Let’s always watch out for one another.
Bro come home Now!!!!???????????? God took control and he will always.Come back HOME
All evil has done God the Will repair. Thanks all our Family, Friends, Fans and everybody that reached out in such a time,” Chameleone posted on his social media pages.
Troubled by the news coming in from South Africa that our brother & fellow artiste Pallaso has been terribly attacked and hurt in what is said to be a xenophobic attack. I wish you the quickest recovery young King, and hope that the authorities will quickly investigate this. pic.twitter.com/O5ASmmKN3F
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) February 20, 2020
The devil is a liar. Let’s pray for God’s mercy and protection. Let me call the director of INTERPOL and I see what he can do. I am sure, our High Commissioner in Pretoria H.E Oundo, can intervene more quickly. Let me send her the video link since I have her number. https://t.co/p4sCzoDhcU
— Asan Kasingye (@AKasingye) February 19, 2020