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SA TV star Akhumzi Jezile laid to rest

2018-05-05 09:06

-TheJuice

Akhumzi Jezile
Akhumzi Jezile (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town – Family, friends and fans gathered at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg to pay final tribute to Akhumzi Jezile.

The star died in a car accident near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape on Saturday morning. The same crash also claimed the lives of singer Siyasanga Kobese and actor Thobani Mseleni.

The funeral service followed a memorial service which was held to honour the star on Thursday at the same venue in Randburg. 

Viewers could tune in to the live broadcast of the the service on SABC1 (DStv 191). This comes after the public broadcaster was slammed for not airing his memorial service. (Read more here)

Among the speakers were Noxolo Grootboom, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, his friend  Dr Musa Mthombeni, a colleague Sjula Mkhize and Andile Ncube who delivered a moving tribute on behalf of Akhumzi's mother.

SEE TWEETS FROM INSIDE THE FUNERAL HERE:
















After the service he was laid to rest at West Park cemetery.