Akhumzi Jezile was born on 15 January 1989 and died on April 2018. He was a South African Actor, Television presenter and producer best known as a presenter on various TV shows on SABC1 from 2007 to 2012. He was also known for his starring role as Tsietsi Zwane on SABC1 comedy drama series khululeka siyatova and a democracy education drama with comedy produced by penguin film for SABC education in consultation with the IEC.
In 2013 he landed the starring role of Ngulube in the SABC1 drama series Tempty Pushas, set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture. He won the 2014 SAFTA award for Best supporting Actor in a Tv drama for this role.
Akhumzi was also a radio presenter for Umhlobo Wenene for SABC, the face of the maggie 2 minutes Noodles presenter each and a brand ambassador for the protex give me five campaign. He was also a producer on biggest YOTV Show, The Big Breakfast. He was multilingual, speaking Xhosa, English, Zulu and Sotho.
In 2016 he replaced Zulu Boy ( Mxolisi Majozi) as the host of the SABC1 music variety show Fan Base, joining in season 5. Akhumzi was series producer of the SABC1 Music Show Live AMP and was the feautured guest in an episode of the SABC1 talk show Zaziwa, appearing in season 5, episode 27 on wednesday 24 January 2018.
He died in the early hours of saturdays 28 April 2018 in a car crash which also claimed the lives of Thobani Mseleni and Siyasanga Kobese.
HAMBA KAHLE, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!