"My drinking problem accelerated after I found my dream job in 1991. I was one of the first black people to drive trains in those days. That made me famous and I met different people who offered me alcohol. I started drinking every day.
Johannes's excessive drinking almost broke up his marriage of over than ten years and left him in financial difficulties even though he owned a successful business. His construction business made good profit, but his family lived in lack because all the profit he made went into feeding his addiction.