AKA murder: ‘There is ‘SIGNIFICANT’ progress on the case
AKA murder: ‘There is ‘SIGNIFICANT’ progress on the case.
According to Police Minister Bheki Cele, the police investigation into the murder of rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes has made “significant” headway.
When pressed for more information regarding the status, his spokesman Lirandzu Themba stated that they were unable to provide any additional information.
“Minister was speaking around the issue but not to specifics. So from our side, we can’t reveal what that progress is.”
Rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes was gunned down in Durban. Last week police revealed that they are working on several leads in their investigation into his murder.
HERE ARE FIVE THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION OF AKA’S MURDER:
Here are five things we know about the SAPS investigation so far:
- Police on Friday said no arrests had been made at this stage.
- Many people, both in KZN and in Gauteng, have been interviewed by the police since the murder.
- Police have collected quite a number of videos from different CCTV cameras to review.
- Police have collected cellphones to analyse data.
- The suspects behind the murders might be known to the police.
“We have received our ballistic report from forensic that has been completed so there’s quite a lot of other work that the team is still busy with. The viewing of the videos and the analysis of the material that is there is still continuing,”
KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi
Mkhwanazi said the investigation is ongoing.
SEVERAL PEOPLE IN KZN AND GAUTENG HAVE BEEN INTERVIEWED
“There are many people that we have obtained statements, and we have collected cell phones, the viewing of the videos is still continuing, the analysis of the material that is there is continuing. So we are still putting our evidence together for us to be able to have a solid case going forward.”
While he hasn’t visited the murder scene, Police Minister Bheki Cele said he has been in touch with the families.
THE POLICE MINISTER EXPLAINED WHY HE DID NOT VISIT THE CRIME SCENE
“We were talking about the team that has been put [together to investigate the murder]. One of the top investigators are dealing with the matter. The next morning, I received a phone call from the family requesting few things to be done,” the minister said.
“I was on the phone with the family until Sunday when the post-mortem was [done] and we spoke at length with the father of AKA. So why would I go to the crime scene when we have taken the family on board? We just don’t go [to the crime scene] because we love to go there.”