R100 000 TO WHISTLEBLOWERS: FALAS
By Mpho Dube
Prominent businessman in Limpopo Matome “Falas” Sefalafala narrowly survived death after he was gunned down three times by unknown hitmen wearing balaclavas over the weekend, police confirmed this week.
Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Molafela Mojapelo said that two cases of attempted murder have been opened at Polokwane police station following an incident which allegedly took place on Sunday morning at about 02:55 am at Cofi Eatechillate in Savannah Mall.
Falas cheated death along with his driver Clyde Nevelin who was also shot twice. Brigadier Mojapelo said: “Matome suffered three bullet wounds on the left chest and left upper arm, whilst Clyde suffered bullet wounds on the right lower arm and right hand stomach(abdomen). The two were attacked by three unknown males who had the black balaclavas on.”
“It is alleged they fled the scene either on motorbikes or a silver Toyota Corolla. The victims have been admitted in hospital. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage, police investigations are unfolding. The incident happened at about 02:55 am.”
Police warned they will not hesitate to apprehend the perpetrators. Falas who is recovering from the injuries said he provided the police with information that could assist in ensuring that the shooters are brought to book. He also put out a reward of R100 000 to anybody with information that can assist the police to arrest the hitmen.
Falas said: “I remain confident that the police are equal to the task. I tried to the best of my ability to give the police information that could assist them with their investigation. I’m offering R100 000 to anybody with information that can assist the police to arrest the people who shot me and my driver.”
“I’m glad to be alive because God spared my life against all odds. I remain perplexed by this incident because it very clear that whoever shot me wanted me dead. I will not remark further for the matter is under police investigation. Let me thank my family for their love and support during this difficult times.”