Letshego Zulu Criticised For ‘Inappropriate Mourning’ Of Gugu


Letshego Zulu who is the widow of South African rally champion Gugu Zulu has been hung out to dry on the social media for not mourning her husband appropriately.

The criticisms followed a TV interview with Anele Mdoda on her talk show, Real Talk. Subsequently, while some appreciated the way she shared her story, others took shots at Gugu’s widow for appearing on the show when she’s supposed to be mourning.

According to the critics, the way she is mourning her deceased husband is ‘inappropriate’. Besides, she should still ‘be mourning not doing pr.’

Read: SA’s Rally Driver Gugu Zulu Dies On Mount Kilmanjaro During Trek4Mandela

However, close pals said that Letshego chose to mourn that way insisting that “people mourn differently”. Letshego herself promised to respond to the negative comments soon.

Meanwhile, her appearance on the talk show did not get only negative reactions some of which have since been deleted. A lot of people applauded the interview and appreciated Letshego for sharing her story.

On July 18, Gugu Zulu and his wife, Letshego Zulu, joined the Trek4Mandela expedition. The mountaineering team; led by experienced mountaineer, Sibusiso Vilane, were due to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro in preparation for Nelson Mandela Day.

Unfortunately, tragedy struck and the team had to descend the mountain without reaching the summit. halfway to the summit, Gugu developed flu-like symptoms and was having difficulties in breathing. Thus, he was rushed to the hospital but it was already too late.

The accurate cause of Zulu’s death is yet to be established. However, the Nelson Mandela Foundation confirmed the rally driver had been complaining of flu-like symptoms. The symptoms were similar to the ones suffered by Mabena when he attempted to climb the French Alps back in May.

Read: Climbers Beware! Bob Mabena Enlightens Us On The Dangers Of Altitude Sickness

Shortly after Gugu’s death, radio personality Bob Mabena enlightened us on the dangers of altitude sickness which he managed to survive back in May. Mabena explained that as the climbing progressed, altitude sickness followed by flu-like symptoms may occur. This could be fatal he warned.