South African police say firearm used in murder of rapper AKA found


SOUTH AFRICA-Seven months after the murder of South African musician AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes and his best friend Tebello ‘Tibs’ Motsane, authorities have disclosed the discovery of a firearm used in the double homicide.

The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, who confirmed the development said the police were convinced that the fatal shots were fired from the gun.

According to multiple South African media reports, Mkhwanazi informed an inter-ministerial briefing on unsolved murders in the province, confirmed that the police “indeed identified a firearm that was used to kill the two men outside a restaurant in Morningside’s Florida Road.”

“We have identified at least one firearm that has been used and positively identified to have shot and killed Mr Forbes on that evening,” the police boss said.

The Police Chief further revealed the discovery of two vehicles that were used during the double murder.

“We have also identified at least a couple of vehicles that were used. Some of the vehicles were used as getaway, some of the vehicles that might have been used by people after the fact that we suspect that are the suspects in this incident,” he added.

Mkhwanazi told the ministers that though the police had made progress in the investigation, no single individual had been charged with the two murders that were captured on CCTV.

On February 10, 2023, AKA and Tibs were exiting the Wish Restaurant on Florida road en route to a performance at a nearby nightclub when a gunman approached them and opened fire, killing the rapper instantly while Tibs later died in a hospital.

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