'Gospel singer knifes mate'
Gospel artist Thabiso Moloi narrowly escaped death when he was allegedly stabbed by fellow gospel musician and friend Khulekani Chili.
Moloi says he was standing outside a friend's house when an angry Chili stabbed him several times.
The incident happened on Sunday night in Kingsway, Boksburg, Gauteng, where they both live.
"I got a call at the house of one of the people I worked with on a project. It is very close to where Chili lives.
"While I was talking on the phone I felt something hitting my back. I thought somebody was hitting me with a stone, but he was stabbing me."
The Villiers-born artist was rushed to the Far East Rand Hospital in Springs. He was discharged on Wednesday.
Moloi says Chili had told his friends on Sunday morning that he wanted a gun to kill him.
He also said that Chili had a drinking problem and broken the windows of his house on a previous occasion.
"He came to my house drunk and broke windows and furniture," Moloi says. "He asked me to forgive him and I did. After that, I told him that I was distancing myself from him and he didn't like the idea."
But Chili denies that he stabbed his friend.
"I know Thabiso, but I did not stab him," Chili says. "I have not seen him for a long time."
Moloi says that he has opened a case of assault at the Brakpan police station.
Brakpan police confirm that a case has been opened.