A memorial service in honour of Gugu Zulu who died while attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro has been confirmed to take place this week.

The Zulu family will be holding a memorial service to honour Gugu Zulu at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Tuesday 26 July at 11h00. This service will be open to the public.

“The Zulu family takes this opportunity to thank all the people for the outpouring of goodwill and all messages of condolences that have been received, inclusive of the respect to the privacy of the family during this very trying time.”

“The above has demonstrated to the family the high regard that Gugu was generally held, and found it befitting that his final journey should be shared with all.”

On Wednesday, 27 July 2016, there will be a Requiem Mass service from 11h00 to 13h00 at St Marks Anglican Church in Northriding. Due to space limitation, this service is limited to family and close friends.

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The final leg of Gugu’s journey will be his funeral which will take place on Thursday, 28 July 2016 at Rhema Bible Church in Randburg starting at 09h00. This service is also open to all who would like to pay their last respects.

Gugu will then be laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery in Randburg at 11h00.

Park & Ride service from the church-to-cemetery and cemetery-to-church will be made available at no cost and all attendants are requested to please make use of this facility to avoid traffic congestion. Food & Beverages will be served at Rhema Bible Church after the burial.

All of the above processions will conclude at the particular venue of the day and there will be no further activities (including evening prayer) taking place at the Zulu home from Tuesday 26 July 2016.

The family requests that the respect shown and the observance of their privacy during this time of bereavement be maintained.

The GoodThingsGuy team offer their sincerest condolences. Gugu Zulu was a hero and an inspiration to so many… his incredible character will live on in his memory.

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