Grief has taught me so much about myself - Letshego Zulu

Letshego Zulu says she is a firm believer that life continues and while it is painful when someone dies, the clock keeps ticking. She adds that it is your choice to allow grief to either "freeze you or free you".

Her husband Gugu Zulu died in 2016 when the two set to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro along with the team of the Trek4Mandela initiative.

She has now released her book I Choose to Live: Life after Losing Gugu, a memoir reflecting on her love story with her husband as well as how she has made sense of her loss.

Zulu sat down with Azania Mosaka to shed more light on her journey.

You do channel certain things in dealing with grief. It is also a mindset in a way because you need to channel it in the direction that you want to go as a person. If it is not channelled, you end up staying in this dark hole.

Letshego Zulu, Author

I was one of those people who was very active in my channelling because I am a firm believer that life continues. We all come into this world individually and we will all depart individually.

Letshego Zulu, Author

One thing that Gugu often used to tell me is don't be afraid of being selfish with yourself.

Letshego Zulu, Author

She speaks of the amazing support she received from her maternal family and Gugu's family.

They literally cradled my broken heart.

Letshego Zulu, Author

Grief has taught me so much about myself. It has taught me to be grateful for life, it has taught me that you should be in tune with everyone around you and the things you involve yourself in.

Letshego Zulu, Author

Click on the link below to hear her full story...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Standard Bank on how it has maintained 21-year partnership with Joy of Jazz

Standard Bank on how it has maintained 21-year partnership with Joy of Jazz

The milestone will be celebrated next weekend with young artists recognised over the years taking to the stage, together.

[LISTEN] Why you should always check the validity of your contracts

[LISTEN] Why you should always check the validity of your contracts

Consumer journalist Wendy Knowler details two complaints from Vodacom customers who were locked into the wrong contracts.

'The warmer it is, the more gender-based violence is likely to occur'

'The warmer it is, the more gender-based violence is likely to occur'

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute Prof Matthew Chersich explains the relationship between heat and violence.

[LISTEN]  Car care in the rainy season

[LISTEN] Car care in the rainy season

If your car is exposed to rain water, what is the kind of damage you are likely to experience and how can you prevent it?

How the last 20 minutes before bedtime can help you raise resilient children

How the last 20 minutes before bedtime can help you raise resilient children

Azania speaks to children's book author Andrew Newman on the impact of reading and reinforcing positive feelings for children.

[LISTEN] Why do you accidentally bite your tongue?

[LISTEN] Why do you accidentally bite your tongue?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Popular articles
Your financial advisor probably earns a commission. That’s a huge problem

Your financial advisor probably earns a commission. That’s a huge problem

Your advisor’s "free" advice may cost you dearly. Pay by the hour, warns personal finance expert Warren Ingram.

Gautrain Sandton water cut until Gupta-linked company pays City R8m - Mashaba

Gautrain Sandton water cut until Gupta-linked company pays City R8m - Mashaba

Joburg City mayor explains the irregularities around ownership of the Gautrain Sandton Station land by Cedar Park Properties.

4 things you should never say if you want to get rich

4 things you should never say if you want to get rich

Don’t ever say or, worse, believe any of these wealth-destroying platitudes, implores personal finance expert Warren Ingram.

Fraudsters are getting professional, scamming consumers with ingenious methods

Fraudsters are getting professional, scamming consumers with ingenious methods

“It makes all of us a target to fraudsters,” warns Manie van Schalkwyk of the South African Fraud Prevention Service.

'We have evidence that the EFF and Julius Malema took bribes for tenders'

'We have evidence that the EFF and Julius Malema took bribes for tenders'

Arabile Gumede interviews Stefaans Brummer, a journalist at the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism.

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

46 women rescued in Joburg sex trafficking raid

An expert on human trafficking explains how the syndicate operates and how women are lured into dens.