Cape Town - Minister
of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, has expressed his shock and
sadness at the passing of Gugu Zulu.
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Zulu lost his life in the early hours
of Monday morning while summiting Mount Kilimanjaro.
“It is with a
heavy heart to hear of the passing of Gugu Zulu. I know him as a friend who was
warm and kind. South Africans know him as a great talented motorsport
athlete who excelled on the race course. His family knows him as a loving
husband and father.
"Gugu was part
of the Trek4Mandela team that attempts to summit Kilimanjaro in support of
young girls from disadvantaged communities. He passed away while on a mission to
help others and that made him a selfless South African many should emulate.
Gugu was young and still had a lot to offer our country. South
Africa is poorer without him," Mbalula said.
On behalf of
the South African government, Mbalula extended his
condolences to the family and friends of Zulu and to all sport loving