Gugu Zulu’s body arrives back home

Zulu’s body was repatriated last night and arrangements are underway for his memorial and funeral services.

FILE: Renowned South African racing driver Gugu Zulu and his wife Letshego posing for a photo at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on 13 July 2016 ahead of their trip to Tanzania. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The body of racing car driver Gugu Zulu has arrived back in South Africa after he passed away this week while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

Zulu was part of the Trek4Mandela team that took part in the expedition to raise funds for charity.

The team returned home on Wednesday night.

The 38-year-old experienced flu-like symptoms and had difficulty breathing the evening before he passed away.

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

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The Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that Zulu's body was repatriated last night and arrangements are being finalised for his memorial and funeral services.

Emotions ran high this week after the Trek4Mandela team leader and doctor explained how Zulu had been feeling in the days leading up to his death.

WATCH: Emotional Trek4Mandela team recount the day Gugu Zulu died

They say his symptoms were mild and common for climbers at that altitude, insisting that everything was done to try and save his life.

The doctor who accompanied the team says she expected him to recover once he had descended from the mountain, saying he only became ill the night before. She added that the last time she saw him, he was unconscious but stable.