Sandile Tembe AKA MurderSandile Tembe (Image Credit: Twitter @AdvoBarryRoux)

#JusticeForAKA: Social Media Detectives Link The Death Of A Cross Border Fighter, Sandile Tembe To AKA’s Murder

The recent death of a South African cross-border fighter Sandile “Mteshe” Tembe, has been the topic of many online conversations. South Africans believe that his death may be linked to the killing of the famous rapper AKA.

Sandile Tembe AKA Murder
Sandile Tembe (Image Credit: Twitter @AdvoBarryRoux)

Sandile “Mteshe” Tembe was shot and killed near his home in KwaZulu-Natal.

He [Sandile] was a famous cross-border known for fighting to stop people from hijacking cars and smuggling them into Mozambique.

According to SABC News, Sandile Tembe was killed by a gunshot while he was visiting a friend.

The deceased was shot 33 times.

Sandile was related to the leader of the Tembe Clan, called Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe. He was his nephew.

The leader of the Kwazulu-Natal region sent his condolences to the family of the Tembe Clan Chief following the murder of Sandile.

“KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube has, on behalf of the Provincial Government, expressed heartfelt condolences to the Tembe Royal family following the murder of Sandile Tembe, a nephew of the Tembe Clan Chief, Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe.”


Twitter went abuzz they realized that Sandile who had died had the same last name as the Tembe family.

Since Sandile has the same last name as the girlfriend of AKA, social media detectives suggest that the cross-border fighter’s death might be connected to the rapper’s murder.

On February 10th, AKA was killed by a gunshot in Durban.

Netizens think that a member of the Tembe family played a hand in the murder AKA, which happened in Anele Tembe’s hometown.

Tweeps believe that the death of Sandile Tembe is linked to the killing of AKA, and Tembe’s family may seek revenge for his death.

Below are comments extracted from Twitter:


 What if he is related to the Anele’s Tembe and he was about to….. hhay let me thul RIP Mteshe


 This is the beginning An Eye for an Eye


 Hunt them kiernan


Before I send condolences, is he related to loya baba?

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