Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has expressed sadness at reports that former YoTV presenter Akhumzi Jezile has been killed in a car crash.

Mthethwa says in a tweet that they miss Akhumzi’s exhilarating energy, passion and appreciation of African culture.  It’s being reported that the 29-year-old actor, producer and radio and TV personality died in a crash near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape yesterday.  Jezile is one of five people who’re reported to have died, including two other celebrities.

South Africans have also taken to social media to convey their sadness and condolences.