WATCH: Musa Mthombeni's emotional tribute to Akhumzi - 'I'm angry at you for not saying goodbye'
TV personality Musa Mthombeni has spoken out for the first time about the gaping hole his best friend‚ Akhumzi Jezile's death has left in his heart.
Musa struggled to fight back tears as he spoke about their close bond during a tribute show in Akhumzi's honour on Trending SA.
Musa and Akhumzi were child stars whose careers blossomed in the same velocity as their friendship. There was no mention of Akhumzi without Musa and vice versa.
As news of Akhumzi's death spread across the country‚ people who have watched Akhumzi and Dr Musa's friendship grow from strength to strength for over a decade flocked to his timeline to offer support.
Akhumzi lost his life on Saturday morning along with Thobani Mseleni‚ Siyasanga Kobese and two others in a fatal car accident.
Musa‚ who has been shocked to silence since the news broke‚ poured his heart out for the first time.
"My dearest best friend‚ my brother and my partner in crime. When people said your name‚ it was always followed by mine. And that's what you were‚ my other half... the other half of this equation. The person responsible for the man that God continues to shape me to become today. You are my brother and you are everything people said about you that was good."
Musa said he spent many hours wondering how he would say goodbye to a person he loved so much. He added that even though he was angry that Akhumzi never said goodbye‚ he finds comfort in the hope that he's in a better place.
Musa went on to recite a poem called You Never Said Goodbye by an unknown author.
The close friends of Siyasanga Kobese, Thobani Mseleni and Akhumzi Jezile haven't been able to say much except two dates that have come to hold a great significance.
The nature of death is that it will shock you, no matter how or when it arrives. The close friends of Siyasanga Kobese, Thobani Mseleni and Akhumzi Jezile haven't been able to say much except two dates that have come to hold a great significance.
While the three celebs that died were friends, they were part of a bigger squad of friends who been together for years.
Even though they met at different times one of the closest friends to the trio, particularly Akhumzi is Dr Musa Mthombeni and Clement Maosa. Others such as Kelly Khumalo, Boity Thulo and Lunga Shabalala have expressed their shock and disbelief at losing a friend they still had many plans with.
Akhumzi, Siya and Thobani died on Saturday morning along with two other people after a fatal car accident in Eastern Cape near Queenstown.
Fans flooded the close friends' timelines across various social media platforms after hearing of the deaths with messages of comfort. Meanwhile, many industry mates also shared fond memories of the deceased and expressed their sadness.
Musa, who was Akhumzi friend since their YoTV days, could only post date stamps and later thanked everyone for the messages and the phone calls saying it's been a trying time.
Musa also shared this touching poem during the live show Trending SA on Sabc 3 last night.
When breaking his silence on Monday morning, Clement could only get himself to reflect on one of Akhumzi's last acts in their friendship.
Just last year, Clement gave an emotional speech at the late Dumi Masilela's memorial service.
Samkelo shared a brief clip reflecting on the good times they shared.
"I miss you already. I’m going to miss your unrelenting love," she said on a post.
Many of Akhumzi's friends have taken to just sharing the date stamps symbolising the time he had on earth. He was young, but a lifetime is not measured in years, rather in love. They all agree that he lived and he loved.