Police Updates Public On AKA's Murder Investigation

The CCTV footages are assisting them a lot

By  | Mar 20, 2023, 10:15 AM  | AKA  | Drama

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An update on the murder investigation of slain rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes has been given. The rapper was shot dead outside a popular Durban restaurant Wish, along with his friend Tibz. Unlike the previous update, there seems to be progress however, still no arrests.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi told the SABC that CCTV footage is assisting them immensely in the investigation.

“We want to encourage communities to come on board and share information. The investigation of Mr Forbes who was murdered last month; majority of the work we did thus far it is because of the help from the community. The different cameras in that vicinity are not installed by the state, but it is those cameras that are helping us to analyse and identify some of those people who might have been involved and it helps us to make linkages,” he told the national broadcaster.

A previous update on March 7, did not satisfy the Megacy as the police repeated the same thing a month before. They claimed to have collected several cell phones from their suspects.

One fan wrote, "Thank you for this update we understand that you can’t report everything to us, however, please respect us, U and Lt General Mkhwanazi have been reporting  about the same thing 4 3 weeks now. Please give us something different, don’t provoke us."

The fact that there have been no arrests angers the Megacy and also creates room for speculation.

Many fingers have been pointing at Don Design, AKA's friend but The Forbes' family lawyer Rudolph Baloyi told Newzroom Afrika to not speculate as this is dangerous.

"At the end of the day everybody is looking for answers, we would all like to know what actually lead to this. We would also like to know who are the people behind this. It makes it difficult but also at the end of the day everybody is looking for answers. Some of Kiernan's close friends have now received a lot of blame, there are many people that are analysing the videos. I have seen a lot of comments about Don Design who is Kiernan's DJ who he travelled with almost everywhere," said The Forbes lawyer Rudolph Baloyi.

"I spoke to him last night and also yesterday as he was also at the house, you know people are blaming him for this thing but then we all know that Don Design is not that type of a person. He is almost like a child to the Forbes' that's why he is also welcomed at the house. Nobody is pointing any fingers at him apart from the people on social media," added their lawyer.

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