Kgolo ‘Daguru’ Mthembu is being blamed for his financial problems after being robbed of R750k


Kgolo ‘Daguru’ Mthembu is being blamed for his financial problems after being robbed of R750k

Nightclub boss Kgolo ‘Daguru’ Mthembu has opened up about his finances following reports he has not been paying his employees.

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Business mogul Kgolo Mthembu – also known as “Daguru” – has finally responded to reports about his financial struggles.

Speaking to Sunday World, the nightclub and lounge owner (who is married to former Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) star, Annie Mthembu) said R750 000 was stolen from his business.



Mthembu owns various trendy lifestyle establishments in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, such as Views At Twenty5, RichDurban, and Luma Sunsets.

Last year, his employees accused him of not paying their salaries.

“I did what most club owners won’t do: when my manager died, I took care of his children, but today, when I turn my back, people are busy tarnishing my name left and right. I normally won’t talk to the media, but now I feel I need to say my piece because people want to see me out in the cold and I can see they don’t respect my family,” Mthembu told the publication.

The father businessman further alleged that some of his employees have been stealing from him since the Durban July weekend last year.

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“Last year my club was robbed of R750 000 and I asked my employees questions about how this happened, only to learn later that one of them or a group of them came in the club with a speed point from another business and swapped it with my club’s speed point and stole money. It has been happening since the busy weekend of Durban July. It’s heart-breaking what happened to my businesses,” he added.

Mthembu further blamed his financial issues on jealousy, but said he will bounce back soon.

“Jealousy and envy are the root of all this mess. People can say whatever they want to say, but it’s a problem when their statements get into my household.

“Before Easter weekend, all my nightclubs will be operating in full swing, that I can promise.”


Earlier this month, DJ and producer Andile Mahlinza, popularly known as DJ Wobbly, accused Mthembu of not paying him. Wollby said he was a resident DJ at some of Mthembu’s establishments, but had not been paid since August 2023.

“It hurts me to do this, but I’ve tried and tried to get answers about my payments for Rich and Views, till today I haven’t received any communication from you because no one else has answers,” he wrote on Instagram.

In response, Mthembu said: “Wobbly and I are relatives; he knows my house and he could have at least come by to find out how his situation can be made better. What’s happening to him is partly not my fault as I’m also a victim here.”


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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