Gugu Zulu memorial: Family, friends pay tribute

One of Zulu’s friends, Andre Ross, says he’s happy that in his short life Gugu could live for others.

Gugu Zulu. Picture: @GuguZulu.

JOHANNESBURG - Friends and family of Gugu Zulu have gathered at the Kyalami racetrack to honour the late motor racing driver.

Zulu passed away last week after trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

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

He has been described as inspiration person, whose larger than life personality will be sorely missed.

Tearful friends and family have been sharing their memories of Zulu in a packed a convention centre.

One of Zulu's friends, Andre Ross, says he's happy that in his short life, Gugu could live for others.

"We were supposed to braai last Sunday and look at the pictures from your trip. I suppose I can find some solace in the fact that your life, though short, but packed with a purpose. I thank you for showing us what's possible. You Bra G to me you embodied what I believe could be the modern African man."



He added it was fitting the racing driver moved on while serving others.

Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang has called on South Africans to use Zulu's death as a reminder of how short life can be, and to emulate Zulu, who lived every day to the fullest.



Zulu's wife Letshego, is flanked by family members and elders, while the couple's young daughter plays around them.

South Africans have been taking to social media to send words of comfort and support to his family.

Zulu's body was repatriated last Thursday and arrangements are being finalised for his funeral service at the Rhema Bible Church on Thursday.



Zulu's body was repatriated last Thursday and arrangements are being finalised for his funeral service at the Rhema Bible Church on Thursday.