Former YoTV presenter Akhumzi Jezile was laid to rest on Saturday after an emotionally-charged funeral service.
Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg to bid farewell to Akhumzi.
The star’s outgoing personality was remembered by his loved ones who paid tribute in moving speeches. A heart-wrenching letter from Akhumzi’s mom was read out by close friend, Andile Ncube. Andile broke down with emotion as Akhumzi’s mom expressed her grief in the letter.
“How does a mother lay her child to rest? Is it not the responsibility of a first-born son to lay his mother down to rest?” the letter started.
Akhumzi’s mom said she had so many questions and that the past week was the worst time in her life.
“I have cried a mother’s cry. I have asked God, ‘Why you?’ I have asked God, ‘Why me?’ But then I think, ‘If not you, which mother should it have been in your place?’ It is well, it is well,” she said.
She fondly reminisced about their breakfast and lunch dates, and how much she would miss that.