North West Premier congratulates Comrades Marathon winner

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Premier of the North West Kaobitsa Bushy Maape has congratulated Tete Dijana for winning the 2022 Comrades Marathon. Dijana who hails from Lonely Park village in Mahikeng has been running from an early age whilst a learner at Lapologang Secondary School.

He is currently employed as a security guard at North-West University. He took leave a few months ago to intensify his preparations for the Comrades marathon.

Premier Maape said the people of the province personify what he said State of the Province Address when he qouted Nigerian Author and Poet, Ben Okri. “We are people who have the capacity to endure and turn around our lives no matter the challenges confronting us”.

Hot on Dijana’s heels was Edward Mothibi who also hails from Mahikeng at Magogoe village. Mothibi was the men’s defending champion of the Comrades Marathon in 2019.

Premier Maape also congratulated Adele Broodryk from Potchefstroom who obtained the third position in the Women’s Marathon.

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