North West Mec Congratulates Gift Kelehe

The North West Education and Sport Development Department MEC, Jonas Lehari wishes to congratulate Gift Kelehe for obtaining position 3 in the 2017 Comrade Marathon which was held in Durban on Sunday the 4th June 2017.The 93rd edition of the Comrades Marathon 86.73 kilometre race from Durban to Pietermarizburg saw Gift Kelehe make a run time of 05:41:48. This is an astounding achievement considering that he won the title in 2015 Comrade Marathon. Gifts’ elder brother, Andrew Kelehe won the same marathon in 2001. “I would like to
congratulate our hero Gift Kelehe for once again flying our province’s flag up high. I hope
our youth and learners are motivated by what a man from this province did in this regard.
It truly shows that nothing is impossible if you put your mind and hard work into what
you love. The department is proud of you son of the soil. The department and province
as a whole always encourage learners to take part in sporting activities as reiterated at the
Sport Lekgotla that was held in March 2017. We also wish to thank all other athletes from
the province for taking part in this historic marathon”. Bokone Bophirima, where champions are made!