Khayelitsha race honours runner killed in accident

Fun run attracts 200 people

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Photo of start of fun run
Start of the weekend’s fun run in Khayelitsha in honour of Khaya Yaphi. All photos: Masixole Feni

About 200 people took part in a fun run in tribute to Khayelitsha activist Khaya Yaphi at the weekend.

Yaphi, a member of the Khayelitsha Development Forum and well-known runner, was knocked over by a car and killed a decade ago while jogging on the side of the road.

The run started from the Khayelitsha Mall. Participants could run either a 5km or 8km event. Nothemba Velebhayi, 74, who took part in the 5km race, said this was an opportunity to meet new people. “I’m a pensioner now but I do jogging. To take part in this race will help to boost my confidence.”

Nothemba Velebhayi is 74 years old. She completed the 5km fun run.
Photo of three runners
Zukisa Gaxela, Vukile Sonandzi and Sibongile Mashiyi.
Photo of runner
Nombulelo Makholwa.

CORRECTION: The original article mixed up the names of Zukisa Gaxela and Sibongile Mashiyi. We regret the error.

TOPICS:  Sport

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