Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela summits Mount Kilimanjaro with the Trek4Mandela group on Women's Day in spite of a glucose scare.
"Don't judge me girls," said Madonsela in a video posted on the Trek4Mandela page after she and a group of more than 20 people had made it to the top of Africa's highest mountain on Friday. She explained that as she was walking, suddenly she could not see anything.
"All of the rocks looked like little snowflakes, like clouds, and that's then when things [got] complicated a bit," she explained in the video clip. Madonsela had apparently changed her diet just days before her trip to Tanzania where she would be climbing Africa’s highest mountain.
She told the group of girls that she decided to change her diet after a pair of her track suits became a little tight following a trip to Italy recently.
The climb was to help raise funds to keep girls in school in conjunction with the Imbumba Foundation whose chief executive is Richard Mabaso.
"Don't judge me girls," said Madonsela in explaining what made her glucose levels dip. I gained weight when I was in Italy because the food was really nice," she said.
The Trek4Mandela Expedition is to raise funds to help girls get sanitary pads so that they do not miss out on any schooling during their menstruation cycles.