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ANC extends condolences on actors’ deaths

JOHANNESBURG, April 29  – The African National Congress on Sunday extended condolences to the families and friends of three actors who died in a car crash in the Eastern Cape this weekend.

“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,” ANC spokesman Pule Mabe said.

They were among the five people who died in a car crash on Saturday on the N6 near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. The ANC had also learnt that the names of the other two victims would be released once their families had been informed, he said.

“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,” Mabe said.


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