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Xenophobia: Ugandan musician attacked and hospitalized in South Africa

Ugandan musician Pallaso is the latest victim of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

According to social media posts, the musician whose real name is Pius Mayanja, he was attacked in South Africa while he was there to shoot a music video. He was luckily rescued by Ugandans living in South Africa and rushed to the hospital.

After the story went viral the hitmaker took to social media to thank his fans for having his back and checking on him adding that the injuries will heal in time.

“Thank you everyone that stood with me in this trying moment. Thank you, God for always having my back. I’m safe now. All the injuries will heal with time. They will always be a reminder of when life tried to beat me down but failed,” he posted.

Popular musician turned politician Bobi Wine took to social media to condemn the attack on Pallaso.

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Pallaso, who is the younger brother of renowned musician Jose Chameleone, did not explain why or where he was attacked.

“(I) 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 in our people. We are all African,” he said.

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In 2019 as reported by The Sauce news of xenophobic attacks in South Africa towards Nigerians made headlines globally. This led to Twitter wars against South African and Nigerian stars , AKA and Burna Boy respectively.

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