Exclusive: Police Release Key Details Surrounding AKA’s Death. It is with heavy hearts that the news of the death of the popular South African rapper AKA has been confirmed. The rapper, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, was shot and killed outside a nightclub in Durban on Friday night.
Alongside him, his bodyguard was also killed in the tragic incident. The incident took place around 10pm, while the rapper was set to perform at a gig in Durban.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda spoke to the media about the tragedy. He confirmed that a 35-year-old musician and his 34-year-old bodyguard were shot and killed on Florida Road. However, he could not confirm whether this was a targeted hit or not.
The news of the rapper’s death was reported by several media outlets, including ENECA reporter Dasen Thathiah, who tweeted about the fatal shooting of a prominent rapper on Florida Road in Durban. According to sources, a friend of the rapper was also shot when a suspect ran across the road and fired at them.
Police Release Key Details Surrounding AKA’s Death
Videos and photographs of the scene quickly flooded social media, showing the shock and disbelief of the public. In the photos, paramedics from Netcare 911 can be seen covering the body outside the establishment. A large police presence can also be seen, with blue lights from both police and Durban Metro police, and the scene cordoned off with barricade tape.
Tributes have poured in from fans and peers in the entertainment industry, including DA LES, Tbo Touch, Black Coffee, Prince Kaybee, and many others. The loss of AKA, also known as Supa Mega, has left a deep impact on the music community and his fans.
This is a developing story and further details are yet to emerge. The loss of AKA is a tragedy, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.