Tata banishes Soweto steep hill nightmare

12 November 2023 - 00:00 By Matshelane Mamabolo

The irony is not lost on Ntsindiso “Tata” Mphakathi that he won the Soweto Marathon at the same spot where his dreams of glory had been turned into a nightmare on numerous occasions...

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