Police reveal new information about AKA’s shooting
Police reveal new information about AKA’s shooting. The popular rapper AKA was killed, according to South African police, who say the evidence they have so far leads them to believe it was an assassination.
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, the commander of the KwaZulu-Natal police, claimed that the shooter had come up behind AKA and shot him at close range in the side of the head.
A second gunman then started firing to deter onlookers from responding to the “hit”, he added.
Tibz Motsoane, a famous chef and AKA’s buddy, was killed by one of these rounds.
On Friday night, a shooting took place in front of a restaurant in the seaside city of Durban.
The father of AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Forbes, has requested people to refrain from making assumptions on social media while authorities seek to piece together the complete story of what happened to him.
Tony Forbes thanks the many well-wishers whose support is “making it easier to cope,” saying the family is concentrating on giving their son “a decent send-off.”
Authorities said they know the identities of the “two shooters”, and are still confirming the IDs of all of those at the site in Durban that night.
According to Gen. Mkhwanazi, who spoke to the Newzroom Africa TV channel, investigators are currently examining the suspects’ data to piece together their conversations and movements leading up to the deaths.
“We know that the aim was to first kill AKA, and the second suspect could have killed any other [person] because they fired a couple of shots – so anybody who was on the way could have been hit,” he says
According to his father, AKA will be buried on Saturday and a public memorial service will be held at the Sandton conference center in the capital city of Johannesburg on Friday in the late afternoon.
Before going solo, he started his musical career as a member of the rap group Entity, where he won multiple honors for his songs in South Africa.
In addition, he received numerous nominations for both the MTV Europe Music Award and the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award in the United States.
The 35-year-old made a social media post promoting his next album, Mass Country, which is due out later this month, hours before he passed away.