Cape Town – His love and passion for reading saw advocate Murukgwane Moremogolo completing the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon while reading author Zakes Mda’s book, Zulus of New York.
Moremogolo ran the race in colours of the Fat Cats Athletics Club, with the mission to impact the lives of disadvantaged children who might not have leisure books in their homes.
“I grew up loving books, I love reading books. I believe that books can change the world, especially children. Reading can help them not just to learn, but also to explore and develop speech,” he said.
The 39-year-old’s aim was also to raise awareness about the importance of books and literacy while doing other activities other than reading in a library, a coffee shop or at home.
Moremogolo, who grew up in Mamelodi, attracted a lot of reaction on social media, with people applauding and supporting the initiative to stock two libraries with pledges of books from like-minded people.