King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality led by Executive Mayor, Cllr. Nyaniso Nelani joined ‘The Icon’s Journey Marathon Foundation and participate on their 4th Annual Icon’s Journey Marathon.
The event is inspired by the journey of President Nelson Mandela of growing up in the rural villages of the former Transkei homeland to becoming a Global Icon. It also gives runners an opportunity to trace Madiba’s footprints from where he was born, grew up, went to school and is laid to rest.
The programme is part of Mandela Month, which is observed across the country.
The Icon’s Journey Marathon comprised of 400km social race ran over 8 days (03-10 July 2022) to raise funds for underprivileged boys and girls in communities and 103km, 35km, 13km, 7km race events.
The Executive Mayor, Cllr Nyaniso Nelani pledged 150 pairs of school shoes as a support towards The Icon’s Journey Marathon Foundation initiative.
The marathon was wrapped up by giving medals to the winners and participants. The presentation was made by the MEC for the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts, and Culture, Honourable Fezeka Nkomonye, and Cllr. Nyaniso Nelani, the Executive Mayor of KSD.