Racing driver Gugu Zulu dies while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

By Qhama Dayile
18 July 2016

Gugu Zulu and his wife Letshego Zulu were part of a group who took part in the 'Trek 4 Mandela' initiative

The Nelson Mandela foundation has released a statement on Monday 18 Juy 2016, stating that Racecourse driver Gugu Zulu has passed on.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that one of the climbers on the Trek4Mandela, Gugu Zulu, lost his life {on} Kilimanjaro early this morning before summiting," read the statement.

to try and raise funds for 350 000 girl children whose education has been affected due to menstrual cahallenges.

Gugu passed away on Monday morning while attempting to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. After experiencing breathing problems on Sunday, Gugu was rushed to hospital.

"Details are sketchy. What we do know is that Gugu experienced problems breathing. 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.”

Condolences to the Zulu family for their loss.

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