Long distance runner, Mapaseka Makhanya is heartbroken after losing her father to prostate cancer.

The popular athlete, who is sponsored by Nike, told the Sowetan that her family is not coping because this is the second death in the family in a short space of time.

Mapaseka’s younger brother died last year in a car accident.

Mapaseka has a young daughter

The death of his son affected Mapaseka ‘s father and his health deteriorated resulting in him getting sick.


Mapaseka is coached by Lungile Bhikwana and is a member of the Murray And Robert’s Running Club.

Mapaseka Makhanya