Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

The Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Wednesday it is targeting 20,000 people to take part in the 2017 Mandela remembrance walk and run.

The Mandela remembrance walk and run, which will be on its fourth year, is being held under the theme “Remembering Madiba: deepening democracy and building an inclusive society.”

Tokyo Sexwale, a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, said the 10 km walk and run will be held on Dec. 10 to reflect on the world Mandela dreamt of.

“In his name, we always strive to remind people of his values in his own long walk to freedom,” Sexwale said. “This walk, and now run, symbolizes a commitment to Madiba’s beliefs and ideals.”

Madiba was the clan name of Mandela, who passed away on Dec. 5, 2013, at the age of 95.

“There comes a time, as a country, when we have to walk, and a time when we have to run,” said Sexwale who was incarcerated at Robben Island with Mandela.

The walk and run is a call for the country to walk faster and run to address some of the promises that were made to the people, he said.

Last year’s Mandela run and walk attracted 16,000 participants. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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