- Dr Tumi recently has social media users worried after a video of the muso getting mugged was shared
- The doctor was walking in the streets of Joburg when two men approached him and snatched his phone
- Social media users have expressed mixed reactions about the incident
A video circulating on social media has left Mzansi concerned. The footage shows gospel singer Dr Tumi getting mugged while walking in the street in Midrand.
Various accounts posted the video including parody account AdvBarryRoux. The account captioned the video:
“Dr Tumi being mugged at Tshili’s Midrand yesterday.”
The footage shows the doctor and muso dressed in a black suit and talking on the phone.
Shortly afterwards, two men walked passed him and one approached him and snatched his phone. The thieves got away in a white car.
Twitter user gangonya said:
“Why does it look like he expected this to happen and conveniently enough there's a camera, he doesn't even attempt to give chase as a man.”
“This is an act, he does not try anything to evade the guy. And he just turns and look away at the right time. Hai suka we've had enough lies.”
“This happens so fast my guy, it's almost impossible to get them coz the car is ready for them... either you'll be dragged or they shoot - witnessed and attempted to assist in many of these, particularly the Rosebank area”
“I didn’t know cellphone mugging/robbery was still happening. I thought everyone has a phone in this era and don’t buy stolen phones”
Tumi has since commented on the incident. Taking to Twitter, the doctor said:
“Good evening fam. Trust you have been well. Thank you all for your kind messages. Sending mega love to you. #TGS”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that a newspaper recently ran a story which covered a story which alleged that Dr Tumi had been paid R500 000 for a live-stream by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation.
The article reported that the live-stream only received little over 1 700 views on YouTube.
The department issued a statement clearing up the issue, revealing that the live-stream was broadcast on DStv and other platforms, YouTube was one of the platforms but does not reflect actual viewership.
This has resulted in Dr Tumi's fans rushing to his defence.
"Good day family. Statement by the department regarding the misleading headline. I think I don’t need to clarify beyond this. I am grateful that you are seeing through the malicious lies of the article."
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the tweets that were posted with the hashtag:
"What is 500k compared to the 17 million Mbalula offered Beyoncé and millions eThekwini municipality paid TD Jakes not once. #HandsOffDrTumi"
"R500k is little, @DrTumi_ has a private practice if my memory serves me well, he makes that money probably in a month, they should have paid him R2m cos he didn't need such small amount, in fact, he just agreed for the benefit of SABC like he used to volunteer in hospitals."
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