Former YoTV presenter and producer Akhumzi Jezile has passed away. According to several reports, the 29-year-old was involved in a fatal car accident on Saturday morning near Queenstown.
“He died this morning (Saturday) in an accident near Queenstown. We are devastated by the news” – a source confirmed.
News of his death was shared on social media, with Thokozani Nkosi sharing confirmation of Akhumzi’s death on Twitter.
“Just got official confirmation that Akhumzi has passed away. This is sad, very sad. What a talent, what a life cut short. Not only was Akhumzi a gem on screen, he was also a prolific television director and producer with a great career ahead of him.” – Trending SA producer Thokozani said.
Just got official confirmation that Akhumzi has passed away. This is sad, very sad. What a talent, what a life cut short. Not only was Akhumzi a gem on screen, he was also a prolific television director and producer with a great career ahead of him. #RipAkhumzi. pic.twitter.com/R4891BRBTU
— Thokozani Nkosi (@ThokozaniNkosi) April 28, 2018
Local celebrities and many more paid tribute to him on Twitter.
Horrible news about Akhumzi man! My thoughts and prayers are with his close friends and family! 💔
— J'Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) April 28, 2018
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. #RipAkhumzi
— Da L.E.S (@2freshLES) April 28, 2018
Still trying to make sense of it all… #RIPAkhumzi
— Mamma-Samúrai (@SamkeloNdlovu) April 28, 2018
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. #RIPAkhumzi pic.twitter.com/RdL0rcuGA4
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) April 28, 2018
— IsagaLam WenaWedwa (@MissPru_Dj) April 28, 2018
I am in absolute shock to hear of Akhumzi’s passing. He was one of the best people I know, full of life, passion and love for people. We’ve lost one of the few genuine people in this industry. You’ll be sorely missed 💔 #RipAkhumzi
— Loyiso Bala (@loyisomusic) April 28, 2018