Jesse Jackson and President Cyril Ramaphosa join Lenasia's Gandhi walk

Jesse Jackson and President Cyril Ramaphosa join Lenasia's Gandhi walk

- President Cyril Ramaphosa is took part in the annual Gandhi Walk held in Lenasia this morning

- This is the 33rd year that the walk is being held aimed at raising awareness of human behaviour and how it affects climate change

- This year’s walk acknowledged a number of struggle stalwarts for their contribution towards freedom in South Africa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, well known for his morning walks in communities around the country, took part in the annual Gandhi Walk in Lenasia on Sunday morning. has reported in the past on his early morning walks where he gets to know community members as he sets an example of walking for the sake of health and well-being.

The Gandhi Walk takes place under theme, “Going Green”. Participants wore green in order to raise community awareness about the way humans and their behaviours contribute to the problem of climate change affecting the planet.

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In addition to remembering Gandhi, the walk this year also acknowledges a lot of the struggle heros that have made a great difference in the history of South Africa.

The Kathrada Foundation tweeted throughout the walk keeping those who couldn't attend updated on the progress of the walk.

The walk has two routes, one of which is 6km long, and the other 12km to ensure that as many people as possible are able to participate.

Ramaphosa lead the 12km walk in much the same way that in February he walked five kilometres from the Gugulethu sports complex to Athlone stadium, and in March did a similar walk in Soweto.

Today’s walk which started and ended at the Gandhi Hall in Lenasia was also attended by US civil rights activist reverend Jesse Jackson.

“The president subscribed that values that the Gandhi Walk represents. These are about creating community awareness and ensuring that we take part in our national building project. Most importantly, it’s about building a healthy lifestyle and bringing our communities together in a fun way,” said spokesperson Khusela Diko.

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