19 July 2016

Gugu Zulu dies on Mount Kilimanjaro

Race car driver Gugu Zulu has died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, for the Trek4Mandela initiative.
Gugu was climbing the mountain with a group of people, including his wife, Letshego Zulu who were part of the drive for Mandela Day and is said have experienced breathing problems, “The medical team supporting the trek put him on a drip and they descended the mountain with him. We are informed that the medical teams tried everything possible to save his life.”
Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said, “I am devastated. I knew him well. I recruited him to climb Kilimanjaro. The last thing he said to me at the airport before he left last week was that he wanted to speak about doing other Mandela Day projects. I feel a huge sense of loss.”
According to the post Gugu posted two days ago he was coming down with the flu.

Made it though day2. My wife is doing fabulous, she has even learnt the local language. Am having flu like symptoms and struggling with the mountain but taking it step by step!! Today we managed to see our destination and our camp is literary above the clouds!! Bring day 3!! #AdventureCouple #AdventureLiving #Trek4Mandela #Caring4Girls #Thule #Fitbit

A photo posted by Gugu Zulu (@guguzulu) on

Condolences have since been pouring on social media, the public, celebrities and government officials shaken by the sudden passing of Gugu.
Thulile Gama