Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi's delicious return to business


Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi is about to be back in business as after his Grootman restaurant was heavily looted back in July. And if you were wondering, here’s what’s on the flavoursome menu! 

Lekgwathi has called upon the services of former Soweto rival Willard Katsande’s construction and maintenance business, and this week he revealed that his eatery is at the closer stage to re-opening again. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see what’s on the Grootman’s menu 

A look back at July 

Following some unrest in many parts of South Africa in July, a number of businesses were hit by a group of indecent looters, and unfortunately for the former Buccaneers skipper, his food place was one of them. 

Lekgwathi lost practically everything as his infrastructure and resources were stolen, while some were damaged by the perpetrators. 

The Ga-Rankuwa-born ex-defender was gutted with the wrecking of his business, as he felt that the perpetrators are people who knew him and revealed that it had only been three months since opening before the setback. 

What’s on the menu? 

Fast forward to December 2021, the menu is expected to be as mouth-watering as it was before. Fish & chips, sandwiches, pork chops, and burgers are just some of the succulent treats available at Grootman. 

Did you know? 

The restaurant has its own range of sauces and spices, and Lekgwathi has called upon the likes of past and present stars such as Aaron Mokoena and Teboho Mokoena. 

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