Comrades Marathon winner honoured

2017-08-04 06:00
 Photo: Siphelele NketoAt the event (from left) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, Bongumusa Mthembu, Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe and Cllr Ngeneleni Mncwabe.

Photo: Siphelele NketoAt the event (from left) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, Bongumusa Mthembu, Harry Gwala District Municipality Mayor Mluleki Ndobe and Cllr Ngeneleni Mncwabe.

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Former African Union Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, government and municipality officials attended the event. Mthembu also won the 2014 Comrades Marathon

His mother, Sizeni (63), said Bongumusa has always been a disciplined son.

“I have nine children and Bongumusa is the fifth one. I feel honoured because he has made me a better person.”

Inkosi Memela from the village encouraged young people to follow in the footsteps of Mthembu by taking sport seriously.

Dlamini-Zuma, who was born in Bulwer, congratulated Mthembu for “putting Bulwer­ on the map”. She said taking part in sport takes the thought of committing crime away.

Mthembu’s coach, Xolani Mabhida said he trains many runners and is proud of Mthembu’s achievement.

Mthembu said he is motivating young people to stay away from crime, drugs and alcohol and hopes to change lives.

THE 2017 Comrades Marathon winner, Bongumusa Mthembu, was honoured at a homecoming ceremony in his village of Mbhululweni outside Bulwer last Saturday, where he received gifts.

Former African Union Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, government and municipality officials attended the event.

Mthembu also won the 2014 Comrades Marathon

“I have nine children and Bongumusa is the fifth one. I feel honoured because he has made me a better person.”

Inkosi Memela from the village encouraged young people to follow in the footsteps of Mthembu by taking sport seriously.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who was born in Bulwer congratulated Mthembu for putting Bulwer on the map. She said taking part in sport takes the thought of committing crime away.

Mthembu said he is motivating young people to stay away from crime, drugs and alcohol and hopes to change lives.

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