The late Gugu Zulu was a South African racing driver and television personality who won numerous local racing titles. He was also a presenter of the SABC motoring show Car Torque.

Here are some of the things you might not have know about Gugu Zulu:

  1. Gugu was one of the celebrity contestants on the fifth season of Strictly Come Dancing.
  2. He was an advanced driving instructor for the Volkswagen Driving Academy, Audi and BMW.
  3. Gugu began his racing career in 1999, after graduating from the Isondo Racing Academy.
  4. He won the Vodacom Isondo Sports 2000 national championship, winning 13 out of 16 races with two second places.
  5. In 2001, racing legend Sarel van der Merwe took him under his wing, when he was given second seat in the inaugural Sasol Steam Team.
  6. In 2003 he was offered a drive in the rallying world, scoring high points in several rallies to bring him within one point of the championship leader.
  7. In 2004 he had a taste of overseas racing, competing against the likes of Mario Andretti’s grandson Marco, in the Skip Barber Dodge Racing Series.
  8. In August 2007 he was appointed as the commercial manager for A1 Team South Africa, which competes in (and hosts a race for) the A1GP, “The World Cup of Motorsport”.
  9. In the racing world he was affectionately known as “the fastest brother in Africa”.
  10. Gugu was married to biokineticist and reality TV star Letshego Moshoe, who appeared on’s Fear Factor and M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Maldives, whom he began dating from 2001. The two have a daughter called Lelethu.
Source: drum