Musician Gito Baloi was shot dead on 4 April 2004, during a hijacking on his way home from a concert.
Gito Baloi was born in Mozambique on 30 September 1964. He gained fame as a bass guitarist and vocalist of the South African band Tananas. In his lifetime he released four solo albums, namely Ekhaya (1995), Naku rhandza (1997), herbs and seeds (2001) and Beyond released in 2008, four years after his death. During his career, he had collaborations with Mzwakhe Mbuli and Nico Carstens amongst others. The Gito Baloi Memorial Trust has been set up for his children and all proceeds from his posthumous album will go into it.