posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 10:51 AM
One of Southern Africa's most famous musicians has been shot dead in Johannesburg city centre, in an apparent robbery.
Gito Baloi, a bass guitarist originally from Mozambique, lived and performed in South Africa for many years.
His murder comes one week before a general election, in which South Africa's high crime rate is an important issue.
About 20,000 people are murdered in South Africa each year.