• South African athlete dies while climbing Kilimanjaro

    South African athlete dies while climbing Kilimanjaro

    A South African trying to summit Kenya’s Mount Kilimanjaro to mark Mandela Day has died.

    A statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation said details are “sketchy” but that it appeared Gugu Zulu had problems breathing early Monday as his group tried to reach Africa’s highest peak.

    “We are informed that the medical teams tried everything possible to save his life” as they tried to descend, the statement said.

    The foundation said the athlete was part of a Trek4Mandela team hoping to summit to […]