In a shocking revelation, South Africa’s Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, dropped a bombshell during a Metro FM radio interview, confirming suspicions that rapper AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, was killed by someone close to him.
The tragic incident occurred on February 10 when AKA and friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane were shot and killed by gunmen outside a Durban restaurant. Despite the passage of time, no arrests have been made in connection with the case.
In the radio interview with Faith Mangope, Cele shared new details about the ongoing police investigation. He mentioned that information from two eyewitnesses, now under police protection, was being used to gather crucial details.
When questioned about the involvement of “inkabi” (hitmen) in AKA’s killing, Cele responded, “I guess once you are hired, you are inkabi, but some of those people were close associates [of the deceased].”
The revelation suggested a startling possibility – that individuals close to AKA might have played a role in orchestrating his murder.
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Faith sought clarification, asking if the intelligence gathered indicated that AKA’s close associates were involved in planning the murder.
While Cele did not provide explicit confirmation, he alluded to being close to solving the case, leaving the public with a sense that significant progress had been made.
The speculation had already begun among fans on social media, echoing the sentiment that those closest to individuals may, unfortunately, turn out to be their worst enemies. Calls for the immediate arrest of suspects resonated within the online discourse.
In the ten months since the tragic incident, the police have shared some details of the murder investigation, including efforts to recover cellphone data and video footage from the night of the incident, locating getaway cars and firearms used in the murders, and identifying and protecting two eyewitnesses willing to provide crucial information. The public remains on edge as they await further developments in this high-profile case.