Man who embarked on 24,000km Cape to Cairo walk appeals for help

Man who embarked on 24,000km Cape to Cairo walk appeals for help

- Thato Molosankwe is on an epic 24,000km walk from Cape Town to Cairo set to take 10 years

- His aim is to raise awareness against gender-based violence and child abuse

- Currently in Mozambique, he has appealed to well-wishers to support his walk financially

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Thato Molosankwe, the determined man who is on an epic 24,000km, 10-year walk from Cape Town to Cairo, Egypt, has appealed for financial support.

As Briefly.co.za reported last year, Thato started his walk on 18 July (Mandela Day) as part of Madiba centenary celebrations.

His aim is to raise awareness against gender-based violence, child abuse, xenophobia, war, and poverty. He will walk through between 49 and 54 African countries.

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Thato is currently in Mozambique, but is struggling with finances. In a message to Briefly.co.za, he said:

I am struggling with finances of the walk. Government not assisted; not interested. I wrote to Minister Bathabile, Lindiwe Sisulu, Baleka Mbete, Thandi Modise, President - no one is interested.

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To raise funds for his walk, Thato set up a page on backabuddy.co.za, which can be accessed here. He has raised only about R2,900 so far.

The selfless Thato has therefore appealed to well-wishers to support his walk by donating on his fundraising page.

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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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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