Unapproved Tourism| AKA’s Grave Becomes A Controversial Attraction
There is outrage among social media users as some people have turned AKA’s grave into an unofficial tourist attraction.
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AKA was laid to rest at Heroes Acre, located in Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery, in a private ceremony on February 18th, 2023.
The rapper and his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane were fatally shot in Durban on February 10th by two unidentified attackers.
Following his burial, a video showing AKA’s empty grave surfaced on social media.
The video, which was recorded by an unidentified foreign national, captured the open grave before the rapper was laid to rest.
After it was shared online, it quickly gained traction and sparked widespread anger among viewers.
Now, it appears AKA’s burial site has transformed into an unsanctioned tourist destination, with crowds of people visiting the location to take photographs.
Some visitors are even bringing their children to pose for pictures, which are then shared on various social media platforms.
South Africans on Twitter expressed mixed feelings over people visiting AKA’s grave and taking pictures.
“To be honest, I was at Westpark yesterday, and I can agree with you. When I passed there hoping to visit my uncle, a car was there, and people were taking pics, and when I came back passing going home, there was a different car there with people. I was asking myself, where is the family?”
“There’s no peace in rest.”
“Actually, we need a statue …… I’m sure he doesn’t mind …… it’s all LOVE❤️
“A tombstone acts as a Memorial object. So it’s safe to say they’re just visiting a memorial site. Just like a bunch of you do for Hector Peterson.”
“AKA for the public…if they have to make a statue there for his fans to take pictures, let it be.”
“Put a fence and start charging people.”