Award-winning DJ Zinhle has finally broken her silence about the tragic passing of her baby daddy, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known as AKA.
The rapper was shot dead on Florida Road in Durban on 10 February, and laid to rest on Saturday 18 February in private funeral ceremony.
Taking to social media, Zinhle expressed her heartbreak over his passing. In a lengthy letter dedicated to AKA, the DJ expressed her heartbreak at AKA being robbed of time to spend with his daughter Kairo Forbes, his family, and his girlfriend Nadia Nakai.
Zinhle and AKA were arguably the most supportive co-parents in ZAlebville, and never seemed to be bothered by the hate on social media, putting the needs of their daughter ahead of their own.
Zinhle said the thought of Kairo asking questions about her father's death breaks her heart.
"Kiernan, I am so sorry that you have been robbed of your time with your daughter, with @nadianakai, Steffan, your mom @lynnforbesza , dad, and all of us. I would give anything for Kairo to have more time with you Kiernan. The thought of her asking questions breaks me. What do I do when she misses and needs you," she wrote.
She went on to ask AKA and the Almighty to watch over her husband Murdah Bongz, and guide Murdah Bongz as they raise Kairo together.
"Please watch over her and plead with The Almighty to guide Bongani @murdahbongz and me as we raise our daughter."
Zinhle recounted the last time she saw AKA and how he told her that he was proud of them for co-parenting well. She reflected on co-parenting with him, despite criticism.
"The last time I saw you, you told me how proud you are of us and how well we were co-parenting, we had come a long way, and even though it challenged a lot of people in how well we co-parented. It was never about society or us, it was always about our daughter and what was best for her.
"We quickly learnt that our differences would not be a burden for our daughter, our past mistakes could not deprive our daughter of a happy childhood with love from both mom and dad. I am so glad we figured it out, it’s as if we knew you would not be around long enough. Thank you for loving her the way you did."
In closing, she promised to continue doing the best for Kairo and raising her in a safe space.
"We will continue to do what’s best for her, we will raise her in a loving environment that encourages forgiveness, one that is deeply rooted in the great spirit of being a family…over everything else. We are all responsible for her happiness now, my family and yours will pull together to make sure she is the happiest girl in the world...exactly how you always made her feel.
Good night Kiernan. You told me God is in control, I will hold on to these words as we piece together the pieces of our shattered hearts. We will comfort and love Nadia, she is family now. God bless you," wrote DJ Zinhle.
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