Lolly Jackson: show goes on as teazers mourns

2010-05-06 00:00

STAFF at Teazers in Durban are still in shock over the brutal murder of its founder, Lolly Jackson, who was shot 15 times on Monday.

Shaun Russouw, Jackson’s close friend, business partner and manager of the Durban branch, told The Witness that while the media had portrayed Jackson as a “controversial character”, he had a good heart and treated his staff well.

Russouw, who spent the past two days with Jackson’s wife Demi and children Monoli and Samantha, said family and friends had laid flowers outside Teazers in Rivonia.

“As soon as I heard about the shooting, I drove up to Johannesburg. I needed to support his family and make sure that the business did not suffer,” he said.

He said he held meetings with the staff and assured them that the business would not close down.

He said that while Jackson has had many clashes with the law, he never caused anyone harm.

Jackson was caught speeding at 249km/h in his Lamborghini in 2005. He told the police that he was on his way to church.

“There will never be another Lolly Jackson. He lived his life in a crazy way and he will be missed by everyone who knew him,” Russouw said.

Jackson’s wife has stepped in to run the business.

Russouw said that the staff are still battling to come to terms with Jackson’s brutal death.

“We closed for a day out of respect for Lolly, but its business as usual. He would have wanted us to move on without him.”

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