Delft runner devastated by loss of medal

2016-09-29 06:00
 Phiwe Sibango was robbed by thugs in Delft.

Phiwe Sibango was robbed by thugs in Delft.

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A young and talented runner was left devastated when thugs robbed her on Sunday morning making way with her hard won Comrades Marathon medal.

Phiwo Bango was on her way to NY 49 Stadium to attend a club photo shoot when the thugs cornered her in Delft where she stays.

“Three men accosted me and overpowered me before running away with my tog bag which had my Comrades Marathon medal, the t-shirt and other things,” said Phiwe who was amongst a large contingent of RCS Gugulethu AC that took part in the marathon in June.

Concerned club members consoled Phiwe when they heard about her plight.

Pumeza Bobotyana said runners were daily being targeted by criminals.

“ I give God praise for sparing your life Phiwe. Everything else can be worked for. Ta Mbo and I survived two attempted robberies at gun point while we just training. I thank God for many chances in life,” said Pumeza.

City Vision contacted the Comrades Marathon Association offices this week in an attempt to have Phiwe’s precious medal and t-shirt re-issued.

The office has confirmed the receipt of our request and promised to respond soon.

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