At the launch, the Foundations’ trustee Tokyo Sexwale shared some of his memories from the time he spent with Madiba on Robben Island to when they both serve a democratic South Africa
All proceeds raised from the entry fees are donated to The Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue with the work the foundation does to preserve and promote the Madiba legacy.
“Today we are gathered in this safe space to remember Madiba. In his name, we always strive to remind people of his values in his own long walk to freedom. This walk – and now run - symbolises a commitment to Madiba’s beliefs and ideals. There comes a time, as a country, when we have to walk, and a time when we have to run,” he said.
This call reminds us to continue to fight injustice whenever it shows itself and to build a country of Mandela’s dreams.
Speaking on behalf of Premier David Makhura, Mr Ivor Hoff: Chief Director Sport & Recreation, used the occasion to announce the introduction of a 10km run to prelude the 2018 centenary celebrations of the late former President’s South African commemoration programme, which will ensure that the legacy and heritage of Madiba is appropriately celebrated.
Hoff encouraged everyone to come out and take part in the remembrance walk and run activities and help remember the sacrifice, courage and patriotism that Madiba dedicated to his country.