Gugu Zulu's family: We are devastated

Gugu Zulu's family is struggling to come to terms with his sudden death. 

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Gugu Zulu  | Drama

Gugu Zulu family

The father of rally driver Gugu Zulu has opened up about his heartache following his son's passing.

Speaking to the Daily Sun, Peter Zulu says Gugu was a sweet soul who loved his family.

"Gugu was my only son and my hero. We are devastated. It feels like it’s all a dream," the 63-year-old told the publication.

Gugu died on Monday morning while attempting to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for charity. 

A few days before his passing he spoke about being ill. 

"Made it through day 2. 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!!" he posted on Instagram.

His wife, Letshego, who was also taking part in the Trek4Mandela campaign to raise money for charity, was by his side in his final moments. 

Gugu’s uncle, Tseliso Motloheloa, says the family was shocked by news of his death.

“He was fit as a fiddle and that’s why this is all so puzzling. All we saw were those Facebook posts where he said he wasn’t feeling well but he was going to be fine.  “No one thought it was serious," he told the Daily Sun.

READ: Remembering Gugu Zulu on ZAlebs

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