In a YNews exclusive, Hip-hop rapper AKA’s mother, Lynn Forbes, says finding the culprits who killed her son does not mean that police will know who paid for the hit.
She was speaking on the sidelines of the Metropolitan Thematic Media Roundtable last night.
Her remarks came days after Police Minister, Bheki Cele, claimed that they were close to cracking the double-murder case of AKA and his friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.
His assertions came weeks after KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, said the police had located the weapon used to kill the rapper and his friend.
Mkhwanazi said they had also identified some of the vehicles used during and after the murder, and they were discussing positively identifying some suspects with the NPA.
The All Eyes On Me hit maker and Motsoane died outside a Durban restaurant on Florida Road in February.
Lynn Forbes says while she does not wait with bated breath for news of any arrests, she doubts the mastermind will be caught.
On the same breath, Forbes says knowing who killed her son will not change anything for her, as she already knows how he died.
She says finding the culprits will, however, give the justice that is needed.
The popular rapper’s mother says while this has been a difficult time for them as a family, she has had to find her way through it, which requires resilience.
Forbes also shared how hearing developments on the case makes her family feel.
“To hear information about your son’s murder and not knowing what to make sense of it and the confusion around it – so I do feel like it’s a very tough thing to deal with for me. I guess over time I have learnt that I need to find my way through the toughest times; you need to have resilience. I’m not saying that’s okay. But the information that’s out there is the information I have. I have nothing else.”
During our exclusive with Forbes, she also spoke out on the backlash DJ Zinhle’s husband has been getting from some social media users on how he dotes on the DJ and her daughter by the late rapper, Kairo.
Twitter users usually criticise the couple for their parenting skills, while others have tried to poke holes at how close Zinhle is with the late rapper’s girlfriend, Nadia Nakai.
However, Forbes believes the backlash is out of ignorance and is done by people who are projecting.
The late rapper’s mother is advising young people who start blended families to understand their assignment, which she believes is to prioritise their children’s wellbeing.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa