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Chair can enhance life

If you live in Bethlehem, chances are you have seen a man riding along in a wheelchair, with a flag fluttering in the wind. with a flag attached to it.

Joseph Ntombela, also known as Playboy, is a well-known resident of Bohlokong.

He was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis in 2001.

Doctors told him he would never be able to walk again.

Bethlehemites see Joseph every day, even on rainy and cold days. This is usually at the library, as well as at Goblepark, where he is a car guard.

Joseph has been a car guard for the past ten years. He lives on government grant and tips from his car guard duty.

He lives with his 18-year-old daughter.

Joseph is one of the people with disabilities who will benefit from a fundraising event organised by Johnny Eyberg, the owner of the New Horizon College.

Johnny will be cycling from Harrismith to Cape Town on Thursday (20/02) to raise funds for people who need wheelchairs.

Joseph visited the New Horizon College in Harrismith and Bethlehem recently. He told the learners that he had been born on a farm in the Bethlehem District and received primary edu­cation at the Meets Farm School.

He had to work on the farm after his parents died. He later moved to Bohlokong, where he worked as a painter.

Joseph enjoys sport and has participated in a number of wheelchair marathons, including that of the O.R. Tambo Marathon, the Soweto Marathon and the Mandela Day Marathon.

Funds will be raised to buy Joseph a wheelchair specially built by Schalk van der Merwe. The chair will be designed and built to navigate rural areas.

Anyone who would like to contribute can contact Marais and Crowther Auditors in Bethlehem.

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