According to Daily Sun, the actor was scammed by an online Forex broker, although they didn’t disclose how much he lost out on.

A source close to the actor told the publication that Thapelo is still angry at how things turned out. “He has refused to mention what the amount is, but it makes him angry every time he talks about it,”

Thapelo was reportedly convinced to take part in this scheme by a close ally and the transaction was described as “sophisticated fraud”.

Contacted for a comment, the actor simply said, “It's not true. Even if it was, I won’t discuss it in the media.