It’s almost 2 years since TV host Akhumzi Jezile left us, but his friends are keeping his memory alive.

The beloved YoTV presenter died in a car crash alongside his two friends in April 2018. It was a sudden death that left Mzansi shocked.

On Wednesday, Akhumzi would have turned 31 years old, and his friends were keen to remember him on this day.

TV personality Zizo Tshwete, who was one of his close friends wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram.

I must be honest and say that I didn’t think today would end with a smile on my face. I had to dig REALLY deep to get the courage to make it through all I was committed to today. We’re all still trying to figure out what life is like without Jez in the physical. I’m grateful that, even past some tears, there was some laughter. He wouldn’t want it any other way. #Akhumzi31.”

Entertainer MaBlerh Salvatore also linked up with a few friends and gathered at Akhumzi’s final resting place, to celebrate what could have been his 31st birthday.

Also marking the day was MC Zola Hashatsi, who wrote on Instagram,Happy Birthday @akhumzi you would have been 31 today. Hope there is a huge ass celebration in heaven as you indulge on a 20 litre of umthombo. I miss you and love you always. #HappyBirthdayAkhumziJezile.”

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