- Controversial businessman Sam Chabalala remains missing and has allegedly sent out a 'suicide note'
- This comes after the businessman missed a court appearance following a warrant of arrest issued against him
- Chabalala had been out on R500 000 bail after allegedly attempting to bribe a senior cop
The drama surrounding businessman Sam 'Mshengu' Chabalala has escalated once again.
The multimillionaire has reportedly gone missing and sent out a 'suicide note' to his wife and select employees.
In this note, Chabalala claims to be innocent and unaware of what he had done to 'deserve this'.
The Mpumalanga personality is facing charges of corruption, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, illegal entry and remaining within the borders of South Africa and falsifying information in order to be granted entry.
Briefly.co.za reported that Chabalala had failed to appear in court on these charges on Friday, with a warrant for his arrest subsequently issued.
SowetanLIVE has reportedly seen the note Chabalala wrote to his wife, detailing how he fears for his life. This note was also sent to Sam Holdings employees:
"I am not worried about the court cases but the incident that happened on Sunday it's clear that these people are really mean to kill me [sic]. My worry is I never wrong anyone, or steal for anyone or this country, what really I have done to deserve this [sic]. Samholdings I started it from nothing with the help of no one, but now it's clear that my business and success is the source of all my current problems I'm facing [sic].
"They failed to keep me in jail now they come straight to kill me. The people I used to call my friends and I did help them are the ones destroying me right now. I know my wife you wish to bury my body [sic] but I hope you will be able to find the remaining [sic] of me as I'm going to throw myself in the Crocodile River or game reserve after Pongola as you go to Lwulwuwe [Hluhluwe] N2. I have hiked to come here."
The Hawks, according to the businessman, had been paid to apply pressure on him and Chabalala was adamant he can no longer risk the lives of those closest to him.
Commenting on the situation, Hawks representative Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi called on Mzansi to help locate the man:
"Investigations to track him are underway and we've called on the law-abiding citizens to contact their nearest police stations or Capt Dietlof Meyer on 071 481 2977. All information will be kept confidential."
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