Bra Guff will be missed
SAMUEL Motau, or Brian Guff as he was fondly known, has passed away.
Motau, second son and fourth child of the late Guff and Bellie, died last Thursday of renal failure.
He was born on January 19 1966 in Pretoria. Motau, a serious but loving man, had a wicked sense of humour.
Motau, who loved beautiful clothes and the good life, was a straight-talking, no-nonsense man who loved his friends and family. He was a doting yet strict father to his daughters and a generous uncle to his nephews and nieces.
He started his schooling at Ntshabohloko Lower Primary School and proceeded to Dr Monare Higher Primary School, both in Mamelodi.
He then went to Tsako Thabo High School and completed his matric at Promat College in Pretoria.
The entrepreneurial bug bit Motau while he was studying at Vista University in Mamelodi.
He started working at his late father, Bra Guff's discotheque, Club 8434.
The spell at his father's discotheque honed his enterprising spirit for future endeavours.
Coming from a family that was deeply entrenched in the hospitality industry, and also being a food connoisseur, it was only natural that he used his business acumen to establish his own catering company - Naledi Hospitality and Catering.
He later opened one of Pretoria's most popular restaurants - Café Dee One.
Motau was also an avid golfer who took time out to hone his skills on the course.
Motau was also a die-hard Mamelodi Sundowns and Manchester United fan who would not eat when his beloved teams lost.
Motau was also an excellent dancer in his youth. He and his late brother Fenge were ballroom dancers under the tutelage of the late Bra Styles Mashigo.
Motau will be buried tomorrow. His funeral service will start at 8.00 at the Mamelodi West Community Hall.
The cortege will leave for the Heatherly Cemetery in Pretoria East at 11.30.
Motau is survived by three daughters.