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By unknown | Jun 17, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Selaelo Selota, right, one of the prolific guitarists and composers in the country, has lost his first guitar that made him famous when his home was burgled.

The thieves made off with Selota's two guitars, a computer and tons of his and his brother's clothes on Sunday night.

"I'm devastated because one of the guitars happened to be my first guitar," Selota said. "It's the guitar I used in recording my first three albums.

"Even more devastating is the fact that the computer was filled with invaluable music recordings and an abundance of business information.

"Where and how do I start amassing all the data I have lost? What is going on in the country and where and when is it going to stop?"

Selota said the items were stolen from his cottage, which is 50 metres from the main house.

"I can't imagine what would have happened had I woken up and caught the thieves in the act," he said. "Anything could have happened to me and I don't even want to think about it."

Selota said he had just brought the guitars home after completing the recording of Judith Sephuma's album in the studio.

"On Thursday night the alarm went off and when I went to investigate, there was nobody. It could be that the thieves were testing the waters, preparing for Sunday night."

The talented guitarist, singer and composer had recently gone into the studio to record the third album of his ex-wife and the mother of his children.

The first album he produced for her, A Cry, A SmileAnd A Dance, turned out to be a classic and to this day remains on high rotation.


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