Kabelo Mabalane is running from Johannesburg to Durban to raise R6-million

Kabelo Mabalane is running from Johannesburg to Durban to raise R6-million

The legendary Kwaito artist started his journey on Monday.


Mabalane, who is accompanied by fellow Comrades marathon runner Peteni Khuzwayo, is hoping to cover 600km of hope.

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They will be on the road for 17 days and have been averaging a speed of 35 kilometers per day.

He has been keeping everyone following this tough mission updated on his Instagram, like after the first day when he posted a video of his recovery featuring a very, very cold dustbin:

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The cause is hoping to raise R6-million, which will be used to feed 10,000 children for a year.

Mabalane recently spoke to Newzroom Afrika and shared that running helped him during recovery after struggling with addiction.

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After experiencing a void in his life during recovery, he decided to fill that void with running.

He also mentioned that running has done so much for him, that he sees it as a privilege to be able to take this sport and use it to help others.

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Before setting off on the incredible journey, he took to Instagram to encourage people to pledge to the initiative, saying:

We hope Kabelo and Peteni are more than successful with this journey and their cause.

You can contribute here and follow him here.

Main image courtesy of Kabelo Mabalane Official Instagram

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