South African rapper AKA’s murder investigation has appeared to have stagnated since there have been no arrests made in connection with the case.
This past February, the 35-year-old rapper was gunned down outside a restaurant in Durban, South Africa. On the night of his death, he was scheduled to perform at YUGO, a popular nightclub in the area.
Prior to the show, he dined with friends before being attacked outside a local restaurant.
On Sunday (March 26), rumors circulated that the people responsible had been arrested. However, according to the late rapper’s lawyer Rudolph Baloyi that is not the case.
Sunday World reported that Baloyi claimed that over the weekend, several media outlets reported the arrests of three suspects in connection with the murder investigation. However, he says the information is untrue.
“No, it is not true,” he said. “No suspects have been arrested in connection with my client’s murder case.”
Similarly, Captain FC van Wyk, media liaison officer for the police in the Western Cape, refuted the reports, and noted that some people had jumped the gun. “Where are you guys getting this [information]?” he said. “There has been no update as yet regarding the case.”
He added that any enquiries about the case should be addressed to the KwaZulu-Natal police.
Anwar “Dogg” Khan, the bodyguard of the late rapper, revealed in a recent interview that protocol was breached on the day the rapper was killed. Khan said that if he was around, the situation wouldn’t have played out the way it did.
“In my absence, protocol was breached. Kiernan was called and invited to go to Florida Road’s Wish restaurant, which he accepted,” he said. “Had I been there, protocol would not have been breached, simply because that call would’ve come through the road manager.”
Following the rapper’s death, AKA’s parents released a statement on his social media pages.
‘It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening or February 10, 2023. We are awaiting further details from Durban police,” his parents wrote.
The statement continued: “To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many, he was AKA, Supa Mega, Bhova and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by. Our son was loved and gave love in return.”
His parents added, “We thank you for the love and support we have received thus far, and ask you continue to keep us in your prayers and uplifted in the Lord.”