Mandela marathon



African News Agency


AS THE wrangle over the Nelson Mandela Day marathon usually held this month in Pietermaritzburg drags on, the grandson of the global icon has urged athletes to boycott the new marathon. His grandson, Inkosi Mandla Mandela, of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape, says the decision by KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) to change its name in order to sidestep a court interdict is regrettable. Last week the Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled in favour of the uMgungundlovu District Municipality, which claimed it owns the rights to the marathon. KZNA president Steve Mkasi announced a new marathon to take place on almost the same route as the Mandela Day marathon, to be known as the Hilton to Capture Site Half Marathon. |