#FridayProfile: Letshego Zulu shares her tale of triumph

After Letshego Zulu lost her husband, Gugu Zulu last year when he suffered complications from altitude sickness while on a Kilimanjaro trek, she promised him she would return to Uhuru Peak the following year to summit the mountain again.

Fast track to 18 July 2017 Zulu courageously honoured the promise she made to her husband when she completed the summit to Mount Kilimanjaro.

I made a promise to him as we were descending the mountain last year that we would be back. And we did go back, with him in spirit. I know he was walking right by side.

Letshego Zulu, Biokineticist and co-founder of PopUp Gym

Zulu explains that she grappled with precisely when she would trek that mountain again. She describes the summit as an incredibly difficult task to embark on.

Truth of the matter is there is hardly any oxygen there. Not once did I think I won't make it.

Letshego Zulu, Biokineticist and co-founder of PopUp Gym

Zulu says she goes into a lot of things with an open mind. She adds that she avoids preempting her feelings and cites planning ahead or dwelling on the past will hinder your efforts.

I'm one person who talks themselves through challenges, says Zulu. She hails her moment at the peak of the mount as victorious.

Listen to the interview with Letshego Zulu here:


This article first appeared on 702 : #FridayProfile: Letshego Zulu shares her tale of triumph


CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
South Africa needs a new agenda - Mcebisi Jonas on political education, activism

South Africa needs a new agenda - Mcebisi Jonas on political education, activism

Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas has a candid conversation about SA politics, activism, his life and conscientisation.

WATCH: Renowned gospel sensation Dr Tumi takes us to church, talks music journey

WATCH: Renowned gospel sensation Dr Tumi takes us to church, talks music journey

Award-winning gospel artist Dr Tumi Makweya talks about his life and career and performs during #702Unplugged with Azania Mosaka.

 The ABCs of holiday emergencies (and how to prepare)

The ABCs of holiday emergencies (and how to prepare)

Emergency Medical doctor Dr Charl Van Loggerenberg takes you through all the things you need for any holiday emergencies.

How to get the best deal for your wheels

How to get the best deal for your wheels

If you’re thinking of selling or buying a used car, EWN’s Jacob Moshokoa has the low-down on getting the best bang for your buck.

Has Makhosi Khoza's new party appropriated the ANC colours?

Has Makhosi Khoza's new party appropriated the ANC colours?

Lawyer Darren Olivier from Adams and Adams says IEC does has a plagiarism code and can make a ruling on the ANC vs ADEC logos.

Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late husband

Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late husband

Letshego Zulu has kept her promise to her husband Gugu Zulu, to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on Nelson Mandela Day in his honour.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

[LISTEN] 'We are dealing with an outbreak of Listeriosis' - Dr Thomas

Head of the Centre for Enteric Diseases at the NICD Dr Thomas says that Listeriosis is problematic because it isn’t notifiable.

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

Publisher saves South African students billions with free textbooks

This year we're going to hit a million downloads of free textbooks in SA - James van der Westhuizen, country manager for Bookboon.

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

‘Conflicted’ Zuma will never again have say in appointing NPA boss, court hears

Shaun Abrahams is no longer the National Director of Public Prosecutions and President Zuma can't appoint his replacement.

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

Steinhoff money woes and why you should care

The company lost around R100 billion leaving the JSE reeling in one of the biggest private sector business scandals.

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Few retirement funds unaffected by Steinhoff implosion (i.e. you just got had)

Your money, and Steinhoff… Bruce Whitfield interviews Certified Financial Planner Peter Calitz.

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

‘There were clear warning signs at Steinhoff. All of which fund managers missed’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia Group CEO Magda Wierzycka.

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Zille: 40 000 affordable housing units in the pipeline for WC

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the government plays a crucial role in the provision of affordable housing in the province.