The Mandela Day of 2016 was a sombre day for many South Africans and the entire continent of Africa.
South Africans woke up to the news that one of their favourite motor racing champion Gugu Zulu had passed away while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.
It was a sad day for many South Africans for having lost their favourite son while still trying to remember their favourite father Nelson Mandela.
South Africans, the continent at large and the rest of the world mourned together with Letshego Zulu and her daughter Lelethu.
Letshego and her young daughter Lelethu had lost a husband and a father respectively.
After three years following the untimely death of her husband, Letshego has decided to pen down what really happened in that fateful adventure in Tanzania in her debut book simply titled I Choose To Live- Life After Losing Gugu.
In this inspiring and motivational book, Letshego recounts step by step all events that led to the ultimate passing of her husband in Tanzania.
Letshego has cleverly divided the book into three different parts.
While the first part focuses on the events of that fateful week, readers will find inspiration, motivation and guidance in the second part.
It is this part which does justice to the title of the book.
Letshego provides readers with much-needed guidelines and lessons which one can follow after losing a loved one.
People often find it difficult in many cases to pick up pieces, fail to accept the situation after losing a loved one.
Perusing through the pages of this book, readers will be given lesson by lesson on how to deal with losing a loved one, but most importantly how to develop a positive view and enjoy life once more after that period.
Letshego admits that;
“In this book, I’ve shared my personal road map with you. You can allow it to guide and motivate you, but ultimately you will need to personalise your approach”.
Letshego has successfully provided many people with a manual book on how to chart a way forward after a devastating period of life.
This is a book that every household should have as their second bible, as it provides comfort, inspiration, motivation, courage and tips on how to live a better life.
Well done to Letshego for not only keeping the memory of the great Gugu Zulu alive in many people’s minds, but also for being a shining example that positive mindest tramps every bad circumstance.
This is a must-read book and I encourage everyone who has lost hope in enjoying life once more, feeling despair and depressed to read the book.
It will most definitely leave you motivated, encouraged and inspired to face life head-on.