Akhumzi was one of the most talented people in Mzansi entertainment.
Renowned television personality Akhumzi Jezile died this past weekend, at 29. Jezile’s death sent shock waves throughout social media, as his friends, fans and colleagues expressed their sadness over his death. Jezile passed away in an accident in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. The accident also took the lives of Inxeba actor Thobani Mseleni and former Joyous Celebrations singer Siyasanga Kobese.
Jezile was born in 1989 in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. He was a renowned television presenter and producer as well as an actor.
Jezile was one of the most loved personalities in Mzansi, here is why;
Triple thread talent
Whether he was hosting a television or radio show, producing, acting or being an MC, Jezile was always excellent. His brilliant acting is what made him walk away with a SAFTA for best-supporting actor for his role in SABC 1 show Tempy Pushas, in 2015. His was passion evident in all he did, hence many followed his career, all the way from his days as YOTV.
‘He was one of those MCs that was always accommodating to performers to express themselves freely,’ says music legend Arthur Mafokate.
Jezile has been hailed by his peers in the entertainment industry for his professionalism. This is one trait that made them respect him.
‘He was 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,’ hip-hop star AKA said on Twitter about Jezile.
AKA’s mate and fellow rapper DaLES concurred, ‘Akhumzi was very passionate about entertainment it was so admirable to watch. It seemed like he was passionate about everyone.’
Jezile was also loved for his way of encouraging other performers and how he always pushed them on.
Rapper Gigi Lamanyane took to her Twitter to express how the star had believed in her before anyone else. ‘You started believing when nobody did. This was years ago. I’m super hurt.’
Mr Funny Guy
If you followed him on social media, this isn’t news to you. Jezile was one of the funniest people around. The videos he posted always left many in chuckles. Since he passed on his friends have been sharing some of their favourite videos of him.
Watch some of the videos below;
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