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AKA’s father describes seeing faces of son’s alleged killers as defining moment

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The father of slain rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, Tony Forbes, says seeing the faces of his son’s alleged killers was a defining moment for him.

Five of the seven men arrested in connection with AKA and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s murder appeared at the Durban Magistrates’ Court today.

The matter was postponed to next week Wednesday for bail proceedings.

The hip hop sensation and his chef friend were gunned down on Durban’s famous Florida road in February last year.
Forbes says this is the start of finding out the real truth of what happened to AKA and Tibz.
He says it’s been a long process, but he is hopeful that justice will be served for the pair.
Two of the five men on trial are believed to be assassins (izinkabi).
Three of them are linked to a murder that occurred in the same area a month after AKA and Tibz were killed and to another murder in Amanzimtoti in 2022.
The National Prosecuting Authority’s KZN spokesperson, Natasha Kara, says the process for the extradition of the other two suspects, who were nabbed at their hideout in Eswatini, is underway.
Some South Africans have been hinting that the Tembe family is the mastermind of AKA’s murder.
They believe the family wanted revenge for the death of the star’s fiancée, Anele, who
allegedly died by suicide when she fell from the 10th floor of a Cape Town hotel in 2021 after an altercation with the rapper.
This led to some South Africans to suspect that AKA might have pushed her. However, the NPA decided not to institute any prosecution in the matter and instead recommended that an inquest be conducted.
Anele’s father, Moses Tembe, has slammed the assertions that he had a hand in AKA’s death as cruel and defamatory.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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