South African Rapper AKA, Shot Dead in Durban Nightclub Shooting
South African rapper AKA, shot dead in Durban nightclub shooting
On Friday night, a shooting at a well-liked nightclub on Florida Road in Durban left Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, another guy dead, and his bodyguard in the hospital. Garrith Jamieson, a spokeswoman for ALS Paramedics, reported that two males were killed in the event.
Forbes was shot while standing on the pavement when gunfire broke out soon after 22:00, according to a first responder at the site who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The renowned nightlife zone, where the incident took place, came to a complete halt when police officers stopped the route.
Robert Netshiunda, a spokesman for the KwaZulu-Natal police, confirmed to News24 that a “well-known rapper” was shot and killed on Friday night shortly after 22:00 in Florida Road, Durban.
According to him, despite efforts, both had gunshot wounds. He said,
“I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper. Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigation is completed”
The family of the rapper has released an official statement confirming the news of his death.
Additionally, the man who was with him at the time of the incident has been identified to be AKA’s long-time friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane. Tebello was also shot to death.
Before his death, AKA was set to release his upcoming album titled Mass Country, which is set for release later this month.
The 35-year-old was one of the top rappers in his country, South Africa earning nominations for a Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award in the US and an MTV Europe Music Award.
CCTV footage of the incident has been released and is circulating on the internet. While the police have officially started investigations.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA’s last moments. CCTV footage. #AKA #akaworldwide #akadead pic.twitter.com/WgldtTKng4
— Paul Farai (@PaulNyakazeya) February 12, 2023
The news of AKA being shot dead is still a shock to many in the industry.
We express our condolences to the bereaved families.
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