Graveyard Selfies?| AKA's Resting Place Turned Into Unsanctioned Tourist Hotspot

Graveyard Selfies?| AKA’s Resting Place Turned Into Unsanctioned Tourist Hotspot

There is an outrage on social media as some people have turned AKA’s grave into an unofficial tourist attraction.

AKA was laid to rest at Heroes Acre in Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg, on 18 February 2023 in a private ceremony.

He was tragically killed, along with his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, on 10 February by two unidentified assailants in Durban.

Graveyard Selfies?| AKA's Resting Place Turned Into Unsanctioned Tourist Hotspot
Graveyard Selfies?| AKA’s Resting Place Turned Into Unsanctioned Tourist Hotspot. [Image: Instagram/@akaworldwide/The Citizen]

Following AKA’s burial, a video showing his empty grave surfaced on social media, sparking outrage among South Africans.

The video, which was taken by an unidentified foreign national, captured the open grave before AKA was interred and was subsequently shared online. The video quickly went viral, provoking a mixed reaction from the public.

Now, it appears that AKA’s grave has now become an unauthorized tourist destination, with large crowds of people visiting the spot to take photographs.

Some people have even brought their children and partners along to pose for pictures, which are later shared on social media.

Aka grave
[Image: Twitter/@AdvoBarryRoux]

South Africans on Twitter expressed mixed feelings over people visiting AKA’s grave and taking pictures. Below are some of the comments on Twitter.

@secha_carly:

“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?”

@Deeleenquent:

“There’s no peace in rest.”

@JeanyMotlokoa:

“Actually, we need a statue …… I’m sure he doesn’t mind …… it’s all LOVE❤️
#longlivesupamega.”

@Bontsi0220:

“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.”

@MmathuleB:

“AKA for the public…if they have to make a statue there for his fans to take pictures, let it be.”

@TunaR22303465:

“Put a fence and start charging people.”

By jd

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