Suspects in AKA’s shooting arrested in Cape Town

Celebrity Crimes and Courts South Africa

Durban – At Least three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of rapper Kiernan Forbes, known as AKA.

Police made the breakthrough on Sunday after monitoring the suspects during the course of the week.

According to a source close to the investigation into the rapper’s killing, the suspects were arrested in Cape Town and were in police custody.

They will be brought to Durban where they are expected to be charged.


Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel André Traut, when contacted for comment, referred questions about the arrest to the KwaZulu-Natal police.


“It is a KZN case, should we get any information, it will be sent to them. You should contact them for information,” he said. He would not confirm if the men were arrested in Cape Town.


KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda also would not confirm the arrest.


“We have not received any update on the AKA case,” he said.


AKA and his friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane were gunned down in February on Florida Road in Durban .


The rapper was standing outside the Wish restaurant when a gunman walked up to him and shot him in the head. The rapper died instantly.


His assassination was captured on video and has been widely shared.