Adam Tas now ambassador for Voortrekker Monument

Henry

The Afrikaans singer and songwriter Adam Tas is the third ambassador of the Voortrekker Monument, in addition to the mixed martial arts world champion Dricus du Plessis and former Springbok rugby player Marcell Coetzee.

Tas and his team visited the monument on Monday and posed very comfortably for a photo in the gardens which will be erected as a large advertising board on the R21 between Pretoria and the OR Tambo airport.

“This is my cultural heritage. If you don’t remember the past and where you came from, you have no way to take the future. I am a proud supporter of the Voortrekker Monument, the entire site and everything it stands for,” says Tas.

“I have a gun, Dricus has his fists, but he is like this now famous and so few here… so I am now the new patron. Sorry, Dricus, all the best, hey,” says Tas jokingly about his new status as ambassador.

“It’s great to see that we have a younger generation of ambassadors who want to support the Voortrekker Monument. Dricus, Marcell and Adam are men who regularly visit the monument and proudly carry the torch of our beacon of hope,” says Gerhard Pretorius, communications manager at the Voortrekker Monument.

“However, our ambassadors do not just stop there; everyone who visits and supports the monument is an ambassador of our faith, culture and language. Just like the leaders of the Great Trek – Gerrit Maritz, Hendrik Potgieter, Piet Retief, Louis Tregardt and Piet Uys – these three ambassadors are modern-day pioneers in preserving our heritage,” says Pretorius.