Long walk against women, child abuse

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thirty-nine-year old Thato Molosankwe from Lomanyaneng village in Mahikeng, is determined to beat all the odds and walk 1 317km against women and child abuse.

Molosankwe, who started his great trek on 10 July from Cape Town, is expected to arrive in Mahikeng on 9 August, Women’s Day.

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has promised to give Molosankwe undivided support on his long walk to raise awareness against women and child abuse.

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 Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Trans-gender (LGBT); and drinking and driving.

Premier 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 remain focused to 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 residents 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 the Western Cape, 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 9 August. - SAnews.gov.za

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