Akhumzi Jezile was one of the busiest stars in South Africa, we first met the child-star turned producer and actor when he bagged a YOTV presenting gig and since then, he has become a household name.
According to several reports, the star was involved in a fatal car accident this morning.
Messages of condolences have since been pouring in on social media. Take a look at some of the messages below.
Thokozani Nkosi who is seemingly a producer on Trending SA, confirmed the news on his Twitter page.
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
We will miss you. Your laugh, your talent and your love for those who loved you was a beauty to observe. I'm still not saying goodbye until you pick up your phone to tell me you are really gone. 😢Akhumzi pic.twitter.com/xVSq2Z5dV6— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) April 28, 2018
Horrible news about Akhumzi man! My thoughts and prayers are with his close friends and family! 💔— J'Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) April 28, 2018
Death continues to steal from us. Gone too soon 💔🙏🏽#RIPAkhumzi— Thabile Ngwato (@ThabileNgwato) April 28, 2018
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Main image credit: Instagram/@akhumzijele