AKA murder: Police identify firearm used to kill rapper [Watch]
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Police Commissioner, Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, has given an important update regarding the ongoing investigation into the tragic murders of South African rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and his close friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.
During a briefing on Wednesday, 6 September, Mkhwanazi revealed a significant breakthrough in the case. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has successfully identified one of the firearms that was used in the fatal shootings that occurred on 10 February in Durban.
“We, as SAPS, have identified a few individuals that may be brought in for questioning after discussions with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA),” Mkhwanazi stated.
Cellphone Data and Getaway Vehicles Under Scrutiny
Mkhwanazi went on to explain that multiple individuals were involved in the incident, with numerous phone calls being made on the night of the murders. Additionally, video footage of the incident has been made public, aiding investigators in their pursuit of justice.
“Our investigative team has already begun the meticulous analysis of over 6 terabytes of data. We have downloaded data from more than 25 cell phones and are scrutinizing every communication and piece of data contained within those phones. These devices belong to individuals of interest, potentially holding vital information. We are particularly interested in the cell phones of individuals who may have been in the vicinity or had communications with the deceased and those associated with the victims,” Mkhwanazi elaborated.
Furthermore, interviews have been conducted, identifying several getaway vehicles used in connection with the crime. “We have identified a number of vehicles that were utilized, some as getaway cars and others as potential means of escape. Some of these vehicles may have been used by individuals after the incident and are suspected to be linked to the suspects,” Mkhwanazi added.
Watch the Full Briefing
For more details on the latest developments in the AKA and Tibz murder investigation, you can watch the complete briefing in the Newzroom Afrika videos below:
KZN Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi remarked that he hoped he is not questioned again on this matter.
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) September 6, 2023
We will continue to closely follow this ongoing investigation and provide updates as more information becomes available.