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Police Deny Claims That Gun Used to Kill AKA and Tibz Has Been Found

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have refuted media reports that the gun used in the murder of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane has been recovered. A source close to the investigation revealed that a 9mm pistol was recovered in Umlazi and was positively linked to the shooting incident after ballistic tests.

However, the police have downplayed the media reports and refused to comment on the alleged weapon. The KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda appealed to the media to afford investigators time to work without undue pressure.

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KZN Police Criticise Unethical Reporting

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The police have criticised media houses for being unethical, insensitive, and inconsiderate and claim that they have a great potential of arming persons of interest with ammunition to complicate police progress in finding the killers and bringing justice to the families of the victims. AKA and Tibz were gunned down in Durban in February, and three months later, the police are still struggling to get leads. In March, four men who were arrested, allegedly in connection with the murder, were later released.

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The Media Complicating Murder Investigations

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The police have slammed media houses for complicating the murder investigations of AKA and Tibz. It was reported that the alleged gun linked to AKA’s murder was recovered in Umlazi over the weekend, but the police refuted these claims. Despite this, media outlets continued to report on the alleged weapon. The police have called for space to work on the case without undue pressure, but the media has been accused of hampering the investigation.

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The police have made it clear that they will not give blow-by-blow updates on the case and have appealed to the media to refrain from publishing unsubstantiated rumours and malicious allegations. The police have also emphasised that the reporting of such rumours and allegations is insensitive, unethical, and inconsiderate and could compromise the investigation into the matter.

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