TV & Radio Presenter Akhumzi Jezile Dies In a Car Accident

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TV & Radio Presenter Akhumzi Jezile Dies In a Car Accident

TV & Radio Presenter Akhumzi Jezile Dies In a Car Accident

Former YoTV presenter and Umhlobo Wenene radio personality Akhumzi Jezile was killed in a head-on collision in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, reports confirm.

Jezile was among five people killed in the crash. Actor Thobani Mseleni and former Joyous Celebration singer Siyasanga Kobese were also killed. The identities of the remaining victims are yet to be released.

South Africa’s arts and culture industry has experienced notable losses this year. Award-winning musician Hugh Masekela lost his battle with prostate cancer in January. Veteran actor Sandy Mokwena, best known for Bra Eddie on e.tv’s Scandal! died of natural causes in January. Well-known actor David Phetoe died in hospital in February at 85. David was known for his role as Paul Moroka on Generations. Radio personality Chris Matshaba died of cancer in February.

Many South Africans expressed their shock at the loss of yet another talented South African creative…Among those that took to social media platform Twitter to pay tribute to Jezile was Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

Min. Nathi Mthethwa

@NathiMthethwaSA

We’re saddened to hear the news of the tragic and sudden passing of multitalented actor, producer, TV & radio presenter, Akhumzi Jezile. We’ll miss his exhilarating energy, passion & appreciation of Africa culture, which inspired him to learn most of our languages.

Blaklez

@Blaklez

Another young life taken from us prematurely. Big loss for our entertainment industry. My deepest condolences to Akhumzi Jezile’s family and friends.

Jr

@JRafrika

Just caught wind of the reported passing of Akhumzi Jezile. This is a sad loss and a shocking moment… such a passionate and hardworking talent. RIPAkhumzi

#ItTakesAVillage

@DJZinhle

Akhumzi you broke my heart but I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! 💔

#ForTheLevel@Zingah_LOTJ

RIP to Akhumzi🙏🏽 damn. That is really really sad to hear about. Had just seen him recently, wow.
Condolences to those closely affected.

Jabba™@HipHopPantsula

I’m very sad about the passing of Akhumzi. He was my wife’s friend. 😭😭😭😭 condolences to his family and fans. Eish pelo yaka. I just found out 💔💔💔💔💔😭😭😭

Da L.E.S

@2freshLES

Akhumzi was very passionate about entertainment it was so admirable to watch. It seemed like he was passionate about everyone. He’ll definitely be missed and remembered. To his family and friends my condolences goes out to y’all.

AKA

@akaworldwide

RIP AKHUMZI 💔 … One of the hardest working dudes in the industry. Always went the extra mile, he was really passionate about what he did. He really cared. Deepest Condolences to his friends and family.

Lasizwe Dambuza

@lasizwe

No No!!!!! 😭😭😭😭 Akhumzi!!! Such a phenomenal talented individual 😭 Gone to soon – Heaven couldn’t wait