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NEWS UPDATE: Chad Saaiman still in ICU after an attempted hijacking but doctors believe he will recover fully!!!

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I woke this morning to the sad news that South African singer/songwriter Chad Saaiman had been shot in a hijacking incident. I could’nt understand why everyone on my BBM contact list had his picture as their profile picture until I logged on to Twitter and a couple of new sites. It’s sad to know that such crimes are still being committed. I’m just glad he got away and was able to get help after being shot in  the stomach.       

“According to reports, singer and television personality Chad Saaiman is in hospital after being shot in an attempted hijacking on Sunday.

Chad’s record company, Stereotype Records have confirmed to Eyewitness News that the singer has undergone surgery at a Johannesburg hospital. It is understood he was shot in the stomach.

Stereotype Records spokesperson Tony Blonde said Saaiman is on a ventilator.

“A few other organs were damaged. He went into surgery and currently he is not conscious and is not breathing. We are waiting for more feedback,” he said.

According to Twitter, Lee Saaiman, Chad’s brother has also confirmed reports in an exclusive interview on BushRadio.

Lee says Chad, who recently moved to Johannesburg was a victim of a failed hijacking.

“Chad drove away when he was pulled over by hijackers and then they shot at him, he managed to get to a nearby house where he later collapsed” said Lee.

Messages of support have been flooding in on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. – IOL”

Source: IOL

UPDATE: Good news is that Chad is now off the ventilator…family and friends are thankful for all the support and prayers.

“Chad Saaiman is still in the intensive care unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, but doctors believe he will make a full recovery.

Hospital staff confirmed that the SAMA-nominated singer was in ICU after undergoing surgery and is in a stable condition. He has been taken off a ventilator and has reportedly regained consciousness.”

Our prayers here at FaraiToday are with him and his family and we pray for a speedy recovery.

From your girl Allegro Dinkwanyane- “I’m just saying”, so have your say…



I’m a passionate writer, who enjoys writing and informing people as well as learning new things. I love sports, the arts and music. I am a sports presenter of UJfm 95.4 as well as other things. Simply put, I am a dynamic young lady who wants to bring about chnage and have an impact in both the media industry and in people’s lives.

Allegro – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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