Three men set out last week on a campaign to promote awareness for disabled people. On the photo are (from left) Samuel Moela, John Leshilo (organiser) and Thato Mohubedu.  
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Leshilo JK Awareness and Fundraising Walk


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There is a stigma where people believe that disabled persons cannot take care of themselves, and will always be taken care of, but the opposite is the truth if such people are granted the necessary skills.

A group of men slowed down traffic last week when they attempted to walk from Polokwane to Pretoria in order to place focus on the needs of disabled people. They arrived at Bela-Bela on Friday, 8 December, on foot, with traffic officers escorting them.

John Leshilo, the organiser of the Leshilo JK Awareness and Fundraising Walk, Samuel Moela and Thato Mohubedu, set out on Monday, 4 December, from Polokwane.

“We are walking for the education of disabled and underprivileged people so that they can also study further at tertiary level. We hope our walk will inspire members of the community and government to assist us in providing facilities and opportunities, so that we can take care of our own future,” said Leshilo.

He said the threesome had received various kinds of support from many people, but hoped more people would assist them.

The trio reached Pretoria on Sunday, 10 December. 

They joined up with the Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk, and made their way to the Union Buildings to continue promoting their cause.

Since the start of the walk the three men braved all kinds of weather conditions and struggled with accommodation, but their cause was something they believed in and hoped for the necessary support.

People who want to know more about the Leshilo JK Awareness and Fundraising Walk, can phone Leshilo on tel. 072 801 2406 or send an email to

4 months ago       13 December 2017