AKA shot and killed in Durban

AKA shot and killed in Durban

South African rapper and musician Kiernan Forbes, who is popularly known as AKA, has been shot and killed in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. 


AKA's last image on his Instagram feed/Image credit: AKA/Instagram

The incident took place along Florida Road just after 22:00 on Friday night. 


The rapper’s family has confirmed his sudden death, describing it as "untimely and tragic".


It is alleged that the rap and his bodyguard was killed in a hail of bullets by assailants, who disappeared into the street in the dark. 


Police spokesperson Robert Neshiunda told SABC TV that AKA was killed shortly after he went into a building to do his hair and had supper. 


“After that he went downstairs to have his supper in one of the restaurants. As they were walking out into their vehicle that’s when two assailants approached him from across the street and fired several shots from close range. We are not at liberty to be disclosing how many shots were fired.”


The “Fela in Versace” hitmaker was only 35 years old when he died. 


Forbes shot to fame after breaking away from Hip-Hop group Entity and releasing one of his debut single  “Victory Lap” in 2010. 


His friend Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane who was also killed alongside Forbes was 34 years old.


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