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Limited edition photographic print of John Jacobs


John Jacobs

Blanco Boulevard, Kingswood Golf Estate, George, Western Cape, South Africa 2010/12/26 17:32

‘My mom and dad had 21 children but some are dead. Two of them drank paraffin, some got diseases and others were murdered. There are only about nine left. We all split up because my parents didn’t have much money. From 1974 until 1987 I was in 14 different jails. Big jails – I was a troublesome guy. But now I’m really rehabilitated, for the rest of my life. On Tuesday I got a house from the government. I’m trying to make it beautiful and neat as quickly as possible so that I can get the people back who I lost when I spent that time in jail. I’ve been riding for 12 years and I enjoy it. This is my tenth bicycle. Every winter I have to pawn my bicycle at the pawn shop because I don’t have work, then when I get money again I go fetch my bike. But sometimes it’s gone and then I have to get another one. I am on my way from Fancourt now. I’m a golf caddie there. I enjoy carrying at the golf course but there are some problems these days – people are starting to use golf carts!’