Tanzanian musician Khalid Mohammed, popularly known as TID was on Thursday (20.06.19) hospitalized after being attacked by unknown assailants.
The ‘Nyota yako’ singer took to social media and shared a picture of his bruised face and blood-stained t-shirt.
The singer claims he was attacked by people who are jealous of his music. “Washamba bwana wakiona tu unasikika wanaamua kukupiga hivi …. It’s so sad jambazi anaeza kukufanyia chochote sababu yeye jambazi na yuko na back up za kijambazi #RevengeoftheNinja,” wrote the singer.
However, it is not the first time that the singer has been attacked. It is reported that in January 2018, unknown people broke into the singer’s home and broke into his car’s side windows’, windscreen and side mirrors.
The controversial singer has in the past had run-ins with Tanzanian authorities. In 2008, he was arrested and later imprisoned after he was found guilty of assaulting one Ben Mashiba by hurling a crate at him and injuring his arm and head.
In 2017, he was among Tanzanian top celebrities questioned by local authorities over suspicion of drug trafficking and drug abuse. Those grilled included former Miss Tanzania Wema Sepetu and singer Vanessa Mdee.