- Thato Molosankwe started an epic walk from Cape Town to Cairo on 18 July
- He estimates that it will take him 10 years to complete the 24,000km trek
- His aim is to raise awareness against women and child abuse
A determined man has embarked on an epic walk from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, to raise awareness against women and child abuse.
Thato Molosankwe started his walk on Mandela Day, 18 July, Briefly.co.za learned. He estimates that his 24,000km trek will take 10 years. He will walk through 49 African countries.
According to his fundraising page on backabuddy.co.za, his walk will also highlight issues of xenophobia, war, and poverty.
Thato chose to start the walk this year as part of celebrations marking the centenary of the births of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu.
He is set to arrive in Bloemfontein on 1 September. He stops at schools to promote awareness against abuse among school kids.
Thato also spreads his message to whoever he meets along the way. He hopes to raise R10million over his 10-year journey across Africa.
He runs a nonprofit organisation called the Thato Molosankwe Charity Foundation. It describes itself as a moral regeneration organisation geared towards confronting social ills.
It might be epic, but Thato's long walk to freedom from abuse is bound to inspire many people across the country.
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