Lucky Lekgwathi, a former member of the Orlando Pirates soccer team, posted on Instagram to declare that his freshly opened restaurant, Grootman by Lucky Lekgwathi, had been entirely wrecked by a wave of looters.
Following the #FreeJacobZuma protest which led to criminal activities of looting South African shops, many people and those who newly started to invest in business got affected.
On Monday, July 13th, the former double treble-winning Orlando Pirates star posted on his timeline a video and pictures of himself standing in front of his looted shop with the heartfelt caption: “I leave everything to the Almighty God”
His Instagram followers took a liberty to send messages of condolence to sympathies with the loss of his eatery equipment, which he opened barely 3 months ago.
“They vandalised everything they came across. They took everything including stock, machinery, cables, computers, just everything. I don’t know where to start now in rebuilding my business. This was my only means of sustaining my life and make a living for my family after retiring from Orlando Pirates,” he said.
Furthermore, he added that many people claim that soccer players waste money and retire poor.
“I thought I have learned and wanted to be different and start something. This too was helping the people of Soweto in my eatery where I employed people. Now it’s just gone, gone, just like that.”