Taarab icon Mzee Yusuf is reeling in shock after he was attacked by gun totting gangsters in his house situated in Chanika Buyuni, Ilala district, Dar es Salaam.
Speaking to Global Publishers, Mzee Yusuf disclosed that the gang gained access to his house after scaling the wall.
Together with his wife Leila Rashid, the Mpenzi Chocolate hit maker attempted to repel the gang but were rebuffed and beaten senseless.
“Ni kweli nimekumbwa na majanga ya kuvamiwa na majambazi na hivi tunavyoongea niko hospitali hapa Chanika nahangaika na hali ya mke wangu ambaye ameumia,” said Yusuf.
He narrated that his wife tried all she could and despite calling for help, their neighbours did not rush to their aid.
“Unajua baada ya kuvamiwa mke wangu aliwaonesha upinzani mkali kwa kupambana nao hivyo walivyomuona mbishi walimpiga sana nondo za kichwani, mbavuni na mapajani wakati huo mimi nikipambana na jambazi mmoja kule nje ambaye naye alikuwa na bastola lakini niligundua ni zile zinazotumika kupigia baruti,
“Nilijaribu sana kupiga mayowe na kuwaita majirani na kuwaambia waje kutoa msaada baada ya kuwabaini kuwa hawakuwa na silaha za maana lakini majirani zangu wote waliogopa kutoka hivyo tulipambana peke yetu,” he anarrated.
They robbed him of household items whose value could not be quickly determined plus an Iphone, a watch worth Sh22, 000 and three silver rings worth Sh18, 000 among others.
“Muda mfupi baada ya majambazi hao kuondoka nilipiga simu polisi ambapo baada ya kama nusu saa walifika na kuanza kufanya uchunguzi wa awali kisha kuwafuatilia walipoelekea,” he added.