Here Is How Much The KZN Hitmen Were Paid For Killing AKA
A taxi boss, who knows how the hitmen industry operates, has said the people who are responsible for shooting the late rapper AKA in KwaZulu-Natal were possibly paid around R250,000.
In an interview conducted by TimesLIVE, the taxi owner, who is familiar with the izinkabi (assassin) trade in iSiZulu, has opened up on how the industry operates.
It is alleged that hitmen charge any amount between R10,000 for an ordinary individual without a bodyguard, to as much as R500,000 or even a million rands for more high-risk targets.
A few days ago South Africa was plunged into mourning after rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, and his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane were shot and killed by two unidentified men outside a restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.
The taxi boss also said three people most likely executed the AKA hit:
“He was a popular musician who was always with people. You need someone to drive the getaway car. You need someone who will be where AKA is, giving you details about what he is doing. Then you need the hitman to pull the trigger.
“The more dangerous you are, the more costly the services. It can go all the way to R500,000 or even a million, depending on how dangerous the person is. Some assassinations are so complex they can take six months to execute. If you want to kill someone who has a lot of bodyguards, that it cannot be done in just a few weeks.”
To reduce the risk of being killed, contract killers must gather as much information as possible about their intended victims.
According to the taxi boss, the individuals responsible for killing AKA and Tibz are seasoned professionals, as they were able to target and eliminate only two people out of a larger group.
The taxi owner further revealed that the hitmen are probably well-known in KZN, as the assassin industry operates through a network.