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AKA’s Final Supper: Police Shed Light On The Rapper’s Tragic Death

The South African Police Service has revealed more information on the tragic death that resulted in the untimely demise of the beloved Kiernan Forbes, also known as the rapper AKA.

On a balmy evening at the Florida Road in Morningside, Durban, the 35-year-old was struck down in a sudden outburst of gunfire, with a first responder at the scene, speaking to News24 on condition of anonymity, confirming that AKA had been standing on the pavement when the shots rang out just after 10 pm.

AKA Tragic Death
Police Release More Details Following The Tragic Death Of AKA In Shooting Incident [Image: Instagram/@akaworldwide/@tkmogotsi]

Verily, on Friday evening, a short while after the hour of ten, confirmation did come from the esteemed Robert Netshiunda, spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal police, that a famous and renowned rapper had met an untimely demise by the hand of a gun in Florida Road.

“What we can confirm for now is that a well-known musician, 35 years old, and his bodyguard, who is said to be 34 years old, was shot and killed in Morningside on Florida Road on Friday night. 

“What we have for now is that a musician and his security detail were leaving supper in a restaurant. So as they were leaving for their vehicle, two unknown gunmen came across the street on foot and opened fire on them, killing them instantly. 

“Nobody else was quite injured apart from the two men who were killed. We will be investigating two counts of murder with the hope of finding the culprits and bringing them to justice.”


On the fateful day of 28 January, AKA had just celebrated his 35th birthday and was revelling in a series of festivities around the nation. He was to perform at the Yugo Durban at an event labelled the AKA Supa Mega Birthday Celebration when tragedy struck, and two malevolent gunmen took his life.

The club where the event was to take place posted a notification of the cancellation thereof due to “unforeseen circumstances”.