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Heartbreaking… South African Rally Driver Gugu Zulu Dies on Mount Kilimanjaro



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Gugu Zulu and his wife Letshego

South African race car driver Gugu Zulu has died while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation announced his death in a press statement on Monday. Zulu was one of the climbers on the #Trek4Mandela campaign.

“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.

Gugu was climbing Kilimanjaro with his wife Letshego and we understand that they both descended the mountain together with Richard Mabaso, the project leader and the medical teams. The team was led by experienced mountaineer, Sibusiso Vilane,” it stated on its Website.

The climbers were due to summit Kilimanjaro today, for Mandela Day.

Gugu Zulu and Family

Gugu, Letshego and their one year old daughter Lelethu

Zulu shared yesterday:

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

Gugu Zulu and Wife

RIP Zulu!

Photo Credit: Instagram – @guguzulu


  1. Abuja Bored Girl

    July 18, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Very sad

  2. Tru

    July 19, 2016 at 9:39 am


  3. debz

    July 19, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    wow so sad. RIP.

    Now i’m scared because i plan on hiking Mt Fuji in a month sighhh well na one thing go kill person.

  4. Mo

    July 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    So sad… a young and vibrant life snuffed out. That little girl will only know him from pictures. May God comfort his wife and loved ones.

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