Gugu Zulu’s family confirm delay in repatriation of body

Zulu died on Monday while trying to summit Mount Kilamanjaro with his wife and other local celebrities.

FILE: Gugu Zulu. Picture: @GuguZulu.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of late racing car driver Gugu Zulu says his body will not be repatriated today as several administrative processes must first be concluded in Tanzania.

Zulu died on Monday while trying to summit Mount Kilamanjaro with his wife and other local celebrities as part of the Trek4Mandela initiative.

His uncle Tsidiso Motloelwa says Zulu's wife Letshego, along with his sister and representatives from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, are still in Tanzania finalising logistics.

"It is only today that they will be moving from the town they are in to Dar es Salaam and then there are issues of him flying. So it is not going to be today at all."

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The rest of the team is expected back at OR Tambo International Airport this evening.

Yesterday, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said it was doing everything it could to ensure that Zulu's body is brought back home as soon as possible.

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The foundation's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sello Hatang flew to Tanzania on Monday to be with Zulu's wife and other family members.

Click here to view an interactive map on Gugu Zulu's journey at Mount Kilimanjaro.