Pigeon racing in the fight against poverty

File: Pigeons sit on a wire on a summer day near the Jet d'Eau (water fountain) in Geneva, Switzerland, August 16, 2018.

File: Pigeons sit on a wire on a summer day near the Jet d'Eau (water fountain) in Geneva, Switzerland, August 16, 2018.

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JOHANNESBURG - Pigeon racing is an uncommon sport among black South Africans.

But world champion racer Samuel Mbiza believes it has the potential to help young people rise above poverty.

Mbiza is the owner of Samuel Lofts, a club for racing pigeons in Walkerville, south of Johannesburg. 

So where did it all start for Mbiza?