"We Would Like To See Justice Being Served"- Tony Forbes

AKA's father speaks out after reports that AKA's alleged killers have been arrested

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AKA’s father, Tony Forbes, has spoken out for the first time following reports that five allegedly linked to the brutal murder of his son have been arrested.

Also Read: Three Suspects Reportedly Arrested In Connection With AKA's Murder

Kiernan Forbes and his friend Tebello Motsoane were shot dead in front of a popular Durban restaurant on February 10th. It was confirmed that the killing was an assassination captured on video and widely shared on social media.

According to IOL, on Sunday afternoon police arrested the three suspects in Cape Town. A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of two more suspects inside the Erica Square Mall in Belhar, according to Netwerk24.

AKA's father Tony Forbes, said he was on his way from Johannesburg to Cape Town when he heard the news. According to him, police contacted him for an update.

“We would like to see justice being served and the perpetrators brought to book. He’s gone. Someone killed him. Right now, we are grieving. We are keeping an eye on developments in the news and hoping that something positive will happen …,” the publication quoted Tony as saying.

Police have remained mum on the reports. According to KZN police spokesperson Col Robert Netshiunda, there was no update on the murder of the late rapper.

A few days ago, AKA's bodyguard Anwar 'Dogg' Khan had a sit-down interview on e.TV’s My Guest Tonight with Annika Larsen. During the interview, he discussed events leading up to and following AKA's death

Opening up about that fateful evening Dogg said the protocol was breached the day AKA was murdered. He said if he was there, none of this would have occurred because AKA was not supposed to be in Durban in the first place.

"Ninety percent of our work is the manner in which we move. It’s the planning, how you pre-plan, how you schedule your timing and placing of yourself and the person [you are protecting],” he told Larsen.

"In my absence, protocol was breached. Kiernan was called and invited to go to Florida Road (Wish) which he accepted and he went. Had I been there, that protocol would not have been breached, simply because that call would’ve came through the road manager,” Dogg said.
Just a few days ago, AKA's fans, The Megacy, penned an open letter to police minister, Bheki Cele demanding answers and justice.

It read: “The murder of AKA was fully captured on CCTV, and there were many witnesses, yet, over six weeks later, the police have not made any arrests. The fact that there is a satellite police station right next to the restaurant at which the two were murdered and that the murderers can be seen on CCTV running past that station after the murders is an indictment on the police.

The letter continues “According to the latest data, about 82 people are murdered in South Africa every day. That means since AKA’s murder, about 3444 people have been murdered in South Africa. Mr President, if the police are not able to solve a murder case captured on CCTV, what hope is there that they will be able to solve all these murders, most of which do not have readily available leads or evidence as the AKA one?”

The Megacy also addressed the letter to the president, Cyril Ramaphosa, “Can you, with conviction, say you are satisfied with the performance of the Police Minister?”

“AKA was not just an artist, he was a patriot. He cared deeply about South Africa and performed, almost always, with the South African flag around his mic. The least South Africa can do for him right now is to ensure that his murderers are put behind bars," the letter states.

“We demand justice for AKA. We need assurance from the police that they are indeed working on this case and that substantive progress has been made thus far”

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