Parts of South Africa experienced extreme looting as riots loomed in the country. Lucky Lekgwathi’s worst nightmare came true as his Grootman restaurant was vandalised.
Fortunately for him, fans have come together to help raise funds to get his restaurant back up and running once more.
Current Orlando Pirates star Linda Mntambo has also joined forces with fans to raise these funds. They donated physical cash and supplies needed to get the restaurant back up and running once more.
“Seeing my restaurant destroyed like that really made me feel like the community hates me, but having community members donating for the restoration made me realise that it was looted by jealous people,” Lekgwathi told Sunday World.
“It took me R400 000 to build, and you can imagine just how much I’ll have to spend to have it up and running again.
“I mean there might be a price hike after all this because businesses need to restore what they lost.
“Not only did I want to be in business, but I also really wanted this to serve as my retirement dream, so I invested a lot of money in it.
“Next thing, they will be saying that football stars die broke because they spend all their salary on cars, partying and girls.
“And people like me with small businesses are suffering the most because we do not have business insurances because we are still trying to build ourselves, make some profit and only then can we afford insurance.
“Trust me when I say it doesn’t come cheap,” he said. Fans Help Lucky Lekgwathi Restore His Grootman Restaurant After It Was Vandalised!