Joel Niyabonga

Cnr. Koeberg rd. and Arum st., Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa

2010 / 03 / 05 18:10

'I'm Joel Niyabonga. I'm living in Milnerton. I'm working there at Dragon Power, a gym in Cape Town. I service all the gym equipment. I'm going home now, there to Milnerton, to Joe Slovo park. My boss gave me this bike. I painted it. It was yellow, I put the black color. I like black. My old bike was also painted black. All my bikes are black. I like black… maybe because I'm black! Ha, ha! Also, I'm looking for a helmet. I don't know where I'm gonna get one… aah, my bike, and my life, eh - I like to cycle. I like to cycle, serious. I'm 21 years old now and I have a girlfriend and I got a baby. 5 years old. My girlfriend, she doesn't use a bicycle. Always when I buy a tube for my bicycle she cries, "Why do you waste our money on that bicycle? Always, always that bicycle is broken!" I just say, "No, don't worry. I saved a lot of money on taxi fare and I bought that tyre for me." She can't ride a bike, she doesn't even want to try. My boy is still young, but always I can put him on there and say "hold" and then I push him. He likes it. But I'm gonna organize a small bike for him. He must learn how to ride it and whenever he goes to school he must ride it.'

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