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Arrests a Year After Murders of South African Rapper AKA, Tibz

South African rapper AKA killed in Durban (file photo).

 reports News24.

AKA and Motsoane were fatally shot outside a now-defunct Wish on Florida restaurant in Durban on February 10, 2023.

Five of the accused, including Lindokuhle Thabani Mkhwanazi, Lindani Ndimande, Siyanda Myeza, Mziwethemba Myeza, and Lindokuhle Ndimande, face charges ranging from conspiracy to commit murder, murder, attempted murder, to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Senior State advocate Lawrence Gcaba disclosed that the other two suspects were apprehended in Eswatini and efforts are underway to extradite them to South Africa.

The accused have been charged with a Schedule 6 offense,  which means that the onus is on the accused to prove that there are exceptional circumstances that warrant their release on bail. AKA’s father, Tony Forbes, Police Minister Bheki Cele, and KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi present in the packed court gallery.

The case has been postponed  to Wednesday, 6 March, for further investigations.

South Africa: Seventh Person Arrested in Connection with AKA Murder

South African rapper AKA shot dead in Durban

A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the murder of rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and his friend, businessman Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, reports News24.

Police Minister Bheki Cele had announced the arrest of six suspects linked to the murder were arrested over the course of a year-long investigation.

AKA and Motsoane were fatally shot outside a Durban restaurant on February 10, 2023,

he suspects, apprehended in connection to other murder cases, reportedly followed AKA from King Shaka Airport to his hotel and eventually to the Wish restaurant where the shooting occurred. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi revealed that two suspects were arrested in Eswatini and are yet to be extradited, while a seventh suspect remains at large.

Four suspects are set to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court, with the Forbes family choosing not to comment on the recent developments.

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