THE CAPE TO MAHIKENG WALKER
North West Provincial Government welcomed Thato Molosankwe of Lomanyaneng Village who arrived in Mahikeng on the 09th of August 2017 after embarking on a 1317km walk from Cape Town to Mahikeng, raising awareness against all forms of abuse, including women and children abuse. The leadership of Bokonebophirima Provincial Government and the residents of Mahikeng converged at Danville Park to show their support towards Molosankwe’s effort. Department of Education and Sport Development were amongst other Provincial Departments to exhibit their products and welcome Thato, the walker. Thato was joined by his friends who walk annually for 300km from Joburg to Mahikeng in a walk called “Jozi to Maftown walk against women and child abuse”.
Thato grew up abused and he also came across women and children who were also victims of domestic violence and abuse, so as a victim he started spreading the message with focus on women and children and that was when Thato Molosankwe Charity Foundation was founded in 2014 after his first campaign walk from Johannesburg to Mahikeng.
He departed for Cape Town from Mahikeng on the 08th of July and started his 1317km walk from Cape Town on the 10th of July 2017 together with his partner- Jesse Le Roux, whom he met at a Worcester shelter and decided to accompany Thato on his journey to Mahikeng because he knows street life as he also lived there. They were sleeping in Police Stations at night and only managed to get help with food and accommodation from a friend in Kimberly. “I achieved my dream of encouraging people to stand against women and child abuse and I am also doing this to raise funds to build a recreation centre in my home village- Lomanyaneng, in order to give children a place of refuge after school” said Thato Molosankwe.