MAHIKENG, SOUTH AFRICA, Thirty-nine-year-old Thato Molosankwe from Lomanyaneng village in Mahikeng, the capital of South Africa’s North West Province, is determined to beat all the odds and walk 1,317 kilometres in his campaign against the abuse of women and child.
Molosankwe, who started his great trek on July 10 from Cape Town, is expected to arrive in Mahikeng on Aug 9, Women’s Day.
The Premier of North West Province, Supra Mahumapelo, has promised to give Molosankwe undivided support on his long walk to raise awareness against abuse of women and child.
Dubbed #FatherSonMentorshipWalk, Molosankwe’s walk is not only aimed at raising awareness on the fight against the abuse of women and children, but seeks to encourage fathers to teach their sons good morals, and to play their part in the fight against other social ills such as drug and alcohol abuse, crime, racism, HIV/AIDS, the abuse of the lesbians, gays, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) community; and drinking and driving.
Mahumapelo found Molosankwe’s stand bold and said it was encouraging. As the Provincial government, we wish him strength and good health throughout his walk, and pray that he remains focused on this noble course. We remain positive that nothing, including the cold winter weather, will distract him from completing this long walk, and that he will ultimately reach his goal.
He also encouraged the people to support Molosankwe in his efforts to raise awareness against all forms of women and child abuse, through his long walk.
Molosankwe was this week joined by a homeless man from Oudtshoorn, who has since volunteered to walk with him to Mahikeng.
The two, who are still in Western Cape Province, will this week walk from Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert, through Kimberley in the Northern Cape and Taung and Vryburg in Bokone Bophirima, until they reach Mahikeng on Aug 9.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK