At the 50th anniversary of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon held last week, advocate Marukgwane Moremogolo, 39, shocked spectators as he ran the race while reading Zakes Mda's The Zulus of New York. He read in breaks from the 44km mark to the 56km mark of the race.
“I decided that perhaps if I run some kilometres, I could ask friends to donate books either for every kilometre, and people can donate books so that we can build two libraries in Atteridgeville and the Vaal area,” Moremogolo said.
He told The Star that the idea was based on the fact that most South African households don't read books for leisure.
“With some research, kids are not able to comprehend and understand what they are studying because they don't read books outside the school curriculum,” he said.