‘Im not ready for Durban’ DJ Zinhle Withdraws From Fact Durvan Rocks After AKA’s Death
Zinhle “DJ Zinhle” Jiyane, renowned DJ and mother of AKA’s daughter, Kairo, is currently not planning to visit Durban, the city where the father of her child tragically lost his life. On February 10, rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes was fatally shot outside a restaurant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
Durban is set to become a prominent destination for the entertainment industry in July, hosting various events including the highly anticipated Cotton Festival and Durban July. Many celebrities are expected to attend these events.
Zinhle’s Decision to Stay Away
Initially, Zinhle was scheduled to perform at the Fact Durban Rocks event during Durban July. However, she has expressed her current discomfort with traveling to Durban.
“I cannot lie to you guys, I’m not ready for Durban. Emotionally, I’m not ready at all. I get a little anxious thinking about being in Durban. It’s going to be a while before I can be in Durban,” Zinhle shared.
“I’m going through the most. Forget about seeing me in Durban. It’s not even that I am mad at Durban. It’s just hard. It’s only been three months since Kiernan died, so maybe with time. But I’m hoping I never change my mind,” she added.
The Challenge of Father’s Day
Zinhle also expressed her apprehension about the upcoming Father’s Day, which falls in the following month.
“What am I going to say to Kairo on Father’s Day?” she questioned, highlighting the emotional difficulty faced by both her and her daughter.
Lynn Forbes’ Perspective
Lynn Forbes, AKA’s mother, has shared similar sentiments regarding Durban. In an interview on Carol Ofori’s show on East Coast Radio, she expressed her need for time before visiting the city and the location where her son took his last breath.
“I don’t believe I would never go back to Durban again. I think it’s natural at the moment. I have no desire to go to Durban at the moment. It’s not about Durban, but I think getting on a plane to Durban will just open up so much,” Lynn Forbes explained.
“So it’s not Durban as a place, it’s not Durban as people. I think Kiernan loved Durban, his fan base is there, and the Megacy is alive in Durban,” she added.
“One of the yearnings I have is to stand in the spot where he died, and just be there. I know his soul is not there anymore and his body is not there anymore, but that is the last place where he was alive,” she emotionally reflected.