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ANC statement on the tragic passing of five car accident victims including Akhumzi Jezile, Siyasanga Kobese and Thobani Mseleni

29 April 2018 
The African National Congress joins the nation in mourning the tragic and untimely loss of producer, presenter and actor Akhumzi Jezile, musician and actor Siyasanga Kobese and actor Thobani Mseleni. They were among the five people who lost their lives from a fatal car accident that happened yesterday along the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. The ANC has also learnt that the names of the other two deceased persons will be released once their families have been informed. 
Akhumzi Jezile started out as a young TV presenter where he honed his skills and grew to become a producer and director of some of the country’s most popular TV shows. Siyasanga Kobese, was widely known as the lead singer for popular group Joyous Celebration, but had displayed further talent as an actor in local production “Zabalaza”. Thobani Mseleni was an actor whose most recent notable work was a role in the award winning movie "Inxeba: The Wound”. 

The African National Congress sends its condolences to the families of the victims, their friends, colleagues and fans whose lives they have touched in many ways. We wish them strength during this difficult time of loss as they battle to come to terms with this tragic loss. 

The ANC hopes that the family will find comfort in the knowledge that their loss is shared by the rest of us. May their souls rest in peace. 

Issued by the African National Congress 

Pule Mabe 
National Spokesperson