The 29-year-old father of two, who asked not to be named for fear of his safety, says he greeted his shooter seconds earlier.
“It was about 8.45pm and my friend and I went to the shop in Camellia Street. I bought bread and saw this guy I know. He’s a JFK gang member.
“I greeted him, he did not greet back, instead he greeted me with a gun.
“He held the gun to my face and fired a shot, but missed,” he says.
The father says he started running for his life as more shots rang out.
“I started running and he kept shooting. About 10 shots rang out and he hit me in my right knee.
“He stopped shooting after he hit me. I don’t think I’ll ever go to the shop again,” he says.
His biggest fear is that the shooter will now hunt him down.
“I don’t even know why he shot me. This guy might come for me again, he saw my face. He knows where my children and family live.
“I want protection from police. I just want them to do their work.”
Police spokesman, Mihlali Majikela, confirmed: “A case of attempted murder has been registered following a shooting incident that took place on Friday on the corners of Camellia and Essenhout streets in Bonteheuwel.
“Circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated and no arrests have been made.”