Gugu’s family to wait for post mortem

The body of Gugu is expected to arrive tomorrow. Picture: Supplied

The family of the late rally driver Gugu Zulu will have to wait for the post mortem results to find out what led to his death while attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania earlier this week.

A team doctor who treated him on the scene said he had the usual symptoms that most climbers suffered from.

Zulu had earlier complained abut flu and sinus and was given pills by a team doctor who attended to him.

“About 8pm, I heard a noise from Gugu’s room. I went and felt his pulse and he was still alive. My expectations where that the team would have him on a stretcher to get him down within an hour. He had common symptoms and lets not speculate as to what happened,” Dr Roxane Schutte said.

Meanwhile, an emotional leader of the Trek4Mandela expedition Sibusiso Vilane said he hoped to bring back all the climbers back alive but it was not to be.

Vilane burst in tears while recounting the incidents around Zulu’s death during the welcome ceremony at OR Tambo airport last night that was attended by minister of sport Fikile Mbalula.

The body of Gugu is expected to arrive tomorrow.

The memorial service will be held at Kyalami race track next Wednesday.

Kutullo Madisha