Award-winning performer Monox Adams says he’ll go back to school if that’s what it takes to get a veldjie near his home cleaned up.
Monox, 30, has been working to raise funds to transform the open field behind Montague Drive Primary into a play area for the kids in Portlands, Mitchells Plain.
Last month he did his first fundraiser and said: “I don’t know who owns the field but they’re not looking after the plek.”
The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has confirmed it owns the land, but says no one has approached them to discuss the future of the veld.
WCED spokesperson Jessica Shelver says: “The principal confirmed the land behind the school belongs to the school. The principal is not aware of any sports facility being built on the land.”
She adds that if the school agrees to a revamp it would still need to be approved by the Education Department.
Monox said yesterday he would go and speak to the principal and discuss the way forward.
But he is crossing his fingers for a positive answer, as he has heard that other people in the past have also spoke about revamping the field.
“Either way I am going to go ahead with cleaning the field,” he adds.
The singer and actor says he has been approached by two organisations who wants to help him raise funds for the veldjie, on which he hopes to build a soccer pitch and jungle gym.
“After Ramadaan we will be doing two fundraisers to get things going again,” he says.