Are the South African Police Services (SAPS) close to unmasking the killers of the South African rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes? That’s one question that has preoccupied many after it was revealed that the police have identified the firearms used in the rapper’s assassination.
AKA was shot dead at point-blank range just outside Wish Restaurant on Florida Road in Durban. The day was February 10 – exactly four days to Valentine’s Day. He crashed to the ground, bloodied – never again to entertain fans with his verses.
It was a death many had not seen coming and were understandably shocked to hear about. The songster was gearing to release an album dubbed “Mass Country” at the time. the compilation was eventually released after his death.
KwaZulu-Natal’s provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, announced the police had made a great breakthrough in their investigation into the rapper’s killing, noting that the firearm that was used to kill AKA had been recovered.
Beyond recovering the firearm used in the killing, the police, according to the general, have also arrested suspects linked to the killing. While this should come as good news to those who have been asking the police to do their jobs creditably, many South Africans are unimpressed, with some noting that the police have said something similar in the past with no real result.