PORT Elizabeth-born Afro soul artist Roger Soul is lucky to have escaped with minor injuries after being robbed on a Johannesburg street earlier this week.
Soul (real name Thando Mhlontlo), who hails from Zwide, was attacked and robbed while walking home to his Bellevue flat at about 8pm on Wednesday after visiting a friend.
"Suddenly two guys pounced on me. I heard one of them saying, 'let's kill this dog'. I knew that I had to fight for my life," the 31-year old Soul said.
"One of them took out a knife and when he tried to stab me, I shielded with my right arm. At that moment I was praying to God to spare my life for my daughter's sake."
Soul said the robbers took his two cellphones, his wristwatch and cash.
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