MECs on the run for all’s health

2018-10-11 06:01
MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais took part in the Khayelitsha fun walk on Sunday    PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais took part in the Khayelitsha fun walk on Sunday PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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Anroux Marais, the MEC for Cultural Affairs and Sport took part in a first of its kind fun walk in Khayelitsha, on Sunday.

The event, which started and ended at the Mandela Park stadium, had different distances comprising of five, seven and nine kilometres.

Among the people that who took part in the fun walk were the MEC for Human Settlement Bonginkosi Madikizela and MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo.

Marais said the fun walk in the streets of Khayelitsha was their way of trying to promote and increase wellness and staying fit.

She said they want people in communities to live a healthy lifestyle.

Marais said they encourage communities to take part more in similar events in the future.

One of the participants Luyanda Mgxwali from Philippi said he would love to take part in more fun walks.

“I love this because it helps keep my body fit during preparationst,” he said.

Mgxwali said by staying fit he has changed his life-style as well and can now proudly say he is ling a healthy life style.

The participants were each given medals after they finished the race.

Madikizela said he is a “very sporty person who enjoyed taking part at the event.”

He said he also promotes a healthy living.

“Besides the event being held in Khayelitsha, it is important for us to participate and promote a healthy living,” said Madikizela.

He said when children participate in sports, they are kept off the streets and can not be caught doing all the wrong stuff.

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