- Kabelo Mabalane ran from Johannesburg to Durban in order to raise money to feed hungry children for a whole year
- The Kwaito legend ran the distance with his coach Peteni Kuzwayo and together with Old Mutual they managed to raise a whopping R6 million
- The mission took 17 days to complete and saw the pair run over 600km
Kabelo Mabalane ran from Johannesburg to Durban to raise R6 million to help 10 000 children not go to bed hungry for one whole year.
The Kwaito legend and his coach Peteni Kuzwayo completed the physical feat and collaborated with Old Mutual in order to raise the R6 million, R3.2 million of which was raised on the last leg of the mission.
The pair then embarked on a 17-day journey, which saw them run over 600km from Johannesburg to Durban under the banner of #HopeWithEveryStep.
Kabelo also took to Instagram to post a picture of how he and Peteni looked on the last stretch of the journey which started at 3 o'clock in the morning. The celeb posted:
"The look on your face when you’re about to go to war. This was the morning (3 am) of the last stretch to Durban on our 600km mission. When you go to war chances are you might die so what I learned was you can’t threaten a dead man with death."
Fans and followers were touched by the selfless act and took to the comments to congratulate Kabelo on the feat:
syrup_stroopie: "Congratulations sir ur true motivation.... role model a good story to tell.good news abt a men doing a great deed for a change viva"
maite_tshehlo: "@kabelomabalane true inspiration! Well done is an understatement. I BOW....."
nokulunganzondo: "Watching you guys made me feel like anything is possible if your mind is in the right place. This was emotional for me, watching from the comfort of my couch with my many fears, you guys proved that we are equipped and capacitated to do so much more. May God bless you both"
mjabu489: "Thanks for being an inspiration to us, may God bless you in all your endeavors."
In other uplifting celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on some new life being welcomed to the world as Manaka Ranaka announced she gave birth to a baby boy.
Manaka Ranaka has given birth to a baby boy. The Generations: The Legacy star recently took to social media to announce that she welcomed her new son on 15 December. In an Instagram post which has amassed almost 40 000 likes, Manaka posted a photo of her new baby's tiny hand with a caption detailing his birth date.
The actress' followers were delighted by the news and immediately took to the comments section to send their congratulations to the proud mama.
Manaka is already a mama to her two daughters, Katlego and Naledi. She wrote the caption of the post as if she were her little prince making his entrance to the world and she penned:
"Kaaaaaa world. Sooooooooooo good to finally be here.. Now, where should I put my bags #BabyDragon #Seni #BigBoy 15/12/2020"
Fans and famous followers added positive emojis and send good vibes. Read some of their comments below:
thando_thabethe: "Congratulations Manaka"
basetsanakumalo: "Awwwwww Congratulations, may your precious little boy bring you endless days of pure bliss. God’s richest blessings upon his life."
simphiwe_tinny: "Santa gave you the best one this year...a whole Prince, congratulations Manaka"
katlego_mojela: "Tears. Just tears. This is incredibly amazing! Everything you have ever wanted."
shock.star: "A small hand carrying big gifts. Congratulations ngwana Mma."
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