AKA Murder Investigation: Phones And Getaway Cars Revealed
It’s been almost seven months since the tragic killing of AKA, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, in Durban, yet no arrests have been made. The police and the rapper’s family have continually urged fans and social media users to let the authorities conduct their investigation without interference or jumping to conclusions about the identity of the culprit.
RIP: Police Share Recent Developments
On the evening of February 10th, AKA and his friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane were fatally shot outside Wish restaurant on Florida Road. Shocking CCTV footage later surfaced on social media revealed the moments leading up to the rapper’s tragic demise. Recently, KwaZulu Natal Police Commissioner, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, disclosed some key updates in the ongoing murder investigation.
Data from Suspects’ Cell Phones Under Scrutiny
According to Mkhwanazi, investigators have gathered several cell phones from both individuals present at the crime scene and those who were not. He stated, “The team has already started with more than 6 TB of data. We downloaded more than 25 cell phones as we speak, and the team is analyzing every communication and data in those phones. It’s all from people of interest that might contain information. Cell phones of people who might have been in the area or might have communicated with the deceased. Or any other people associated with the deceased.”
Identification of Vehicles Involved
Several cars seen in the leaked CCTV footage appeared to have blocked AKA’s vehicle just moments before the fatal shooting. Some of these vehicles hastily departed seconds after the rapper was shot. Mkhwanazi stated, “We have identified a couple of vehicles that were used, some were used as getaways and some portals. Some might have been used by people after, and we suspect them to be suspects.”
Police Minister Bheki Cele’s Assurance
Earlier this year, Police Minister Bheki Cele reassured the public that he and his team were diligently working to solve the case. “It’s a matter that we cannot let rest. Unfortunately, we can’t be giving you the blow-by-blow of everything. But the progress is absolutely there,” The Citizen quoted Cele as saying.
Despite the passage of time, the investigation into AKA’s murder continues to gather momentum, with the police focusing on digital evidence and the identification of vehicles involved. The hope remains that justice will eventually be served in this high-profile case.