Marangu, Kenya - There wasn’t a dry eye in the dining hall of the Kilimanjaro Mountain Lodge on Tuesday night.
A distraught widow, a broken-hearted sister, and saddened South Africans who set out to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro while raising funds for sanitary pads for disadvantaged girls.
Some had only met Gugu Zulu for the first time at OR Tambo International Airport when they left for Tanzania a week earlier. Others had shared memories of how they had trained together on the Westcliff Stairs or in the Drakensberg in preparation for Kilimanjaro. But all gathered to remember him.
There were those he had encouraged and challenged to take part in various sporting and adventurous activities, all with fond memories of Zulu.
But it was words from his widow Letshego that left everyone in tears.