AKA’s Alleged Killers Were Nabbed For Other Crimes And Kept In Jail While Cops Probed Their Link To His Killing

Breakthrough: AKA Murder Case Update - Six Suspects Arrested, Shocking Details Revealed

In a recent update by the KwaZulu-Natal police, it has been disclosed that the perpetrators behind the tragic murder of beloved rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes meticulously tracked his movements from the moment he arrived at Durban’s airport to his fateful encounter at Wish restaurant, where he met his untimely demise on February 10, 2023.

Police Minister Bheki Cele, along with KwaZulu-Natal Commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, announced the apprehension of six individuals suspected to be involved in the murders of AKA and his close friend, renowned chef Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, over the past ten months.

The suspects, each with distinct roles in the operation, include a coordinator, two shooters, two spotters, and an organizer of weapons and vehicles.

Spotter 1, for instance, closely monitored AKA’s movements inside the restaurant, while Spotter 2 kept watch outside.

Evidence recovered by the police, including firearms, vehicles, and cartridges, has provided crucial leads in the investigation.

The timeline of arrests, spanning from April 2023 to February 2024, illustrates the meticulous approach taken by law enforcement to apprehend the suspects.

According to Mkhwanazi:

  • On March 6 2023 the first vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz, linked to the crime was recovered.
  • On April 22 2023 a firearm believed to have been used for AKA’s murder was recovered.
  • On June 23 2023 police positively linked the firearm used for his murder to another murder.
  • On August 2 2023 a second vehicle, a BMW, was recovered. This is believed to have been the vehicle used to follow AKA from the airport to the hotel and restaurant.
  • On October 20 2023 a Grandi10 was recovered. It was also linked to the attack.
  • On October 23 2023 a Polo was recovered. It was also linked to the murders.

Mkhwanazi said the recovered vehicles were kept at police premises and were processed. He said they established some of the vehicles were hired.

Two alleged shooters were arrested in eSwatini, with efforts underway for their extradition to South Africa.

Police efforts have intensified to locate the seventh suspect, with the possibility of further arrests not being ruled out.

As the investigation progresses, authorities are confident in unveiling the motive behind AKA’s murder, promising that justice will be served in court.

While Motsoane was not a primary target, it appears he tragically became caught in the crossfire.

The six suspects are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, marking a significant development in the pursuit of justice for AKA, Motsoane, and their families. – TimesLIVE

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