“He Had Just Eaten Supper”| Police Release More Details Following The Tragic Death Of AKA In Shooting Incident
The South African Police Service has released more details on the shooting incident that claimed the life of rapper AKA.
AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, was gunned down along Florida Road in Morningside, Durban. He was 35.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda confirmed that a “well-known rapper” was gunned down in Florida Road, on Friday evening just after 22:00.
“What we can confirm for now is that a well-known musician, 35 years old, and his bodyguard, who is said to be 34 years old, was shot and killed in Morningside on Florida Road on Friday night.
“What we have for now is that a musician and his security detail were leaving supper in a restaurant. So as they were leaving for their vehicle, two unknown gunmen came across the street on foot and opened fire on them, killing them instantly.
“Nobody else was quite injured apart from the two men who were killed. We will be investigating two counts of murder with the hope of finding the culprits and bring them to justice.”
AKA had just turned 35 on 28 January and he was having a string of birthday celebrations across the country.
The Lemons/Lemonade hitmaker was about to go perform at Yugo Durban at an event dubbed AKA Supa Mega Birthday Celebration when he was shot dead by two gunmen.
After the shooting, the club posted an urgent announcement, saying the “EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.”