By Nombongo Nxele
Wits University BA graduate Thami Maganya walked from Johannesburg to the Eastern Cape over 20 days for charity. Maganya’s goal was to raise R1.28m by June 18 which he will donate to schools in Dutywa towards educational and sporting facilities.
After 10 days of intense physical training, Maganya started the 883km walk from Braamfontein in Johannesburg. His first day ended in a small town near Orange Farm where he spent the night at a filling station.
Thami Maganya said “ameliorating the lives of the rural masses who are faced with a multitude of socio- economic issues such as excessive level of poverty. I am talking about the people who feel helpless and hopeless. Not knowing the difference amongst yesterday, today and tomorrow because the days come and go without any changes in rural areas”.
Thami’s goal turned to reality when the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture has handed over sporting equipment to 9 schools in Mbhashe to support the cause of Thami Maganya .