Heartbroken man sceptical about new bike

2012-05-30 14:00
The motorbike that Chauke is set to get. (Photo supplied)

The motorbike that Chauke is set to get. (Photo supplied)

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Cape Town - A man, who lost his bike in a shack fire in Pretoria while he was looking for work, said on Wednesday afternoon that he refused to believe he would be given a new bike.

Honda Kyalami in Johannesburg said it would give a brand new motorcycle to Chengetai Chauke.

Chauke told News24 that he could not believe that he had been offered the new bike and would only believe it when he saw it.

A heartbroken Chauke, 26, said he had paid R3 350 for the bike, and had been working to fix it and get it roadworthy when it was destroyed in a fire.

The bike was destroyed when a gas stove fell over and ignited on Tuesday morning, reducing 10 shacks, including Chauke’s, to ashes, in Woodlane informal settlement in Pretoria.

Chauke hoped that having the bike would help him gain employment.

Craig Langton, owner of the Honda Kyalami dealership told News24 that it had a brand new Honda Ace 125cc motorcycle valued at R8 900 to give Chauke.


Langton said they would also offer Chauke training at the Honda Academy. The car group said one of its suppliers have also come forward and want to donate gloves and a helmet to Chauke.

Hundreds of News24 users have also come forward wanting to help Chauke. 

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