Tragedy Strikes: Rapper AKA Fatally Shot in Drive-By Shooting on Durban’s Florida Road

Helen Dunmore
Read Time1 Minute, 45 Second

The bustling city of Durban was thrown into mourning as reports of a deadly drive-by shooting began to circulate on Friday night. Police sources, who could not be named as they are prohibited from speaking to the media, confirmed to IOL that renowned rapper Kiernan Forbes, better known as “AKA,” was tragically killed in the attack.

Another individual, believed to be AKA’s bodyguard, was also wounded. Sadly, a third victim, said to be a close friend of the rapper, was also shot dead.

Rapper AKA
Rapper AKA

Confirming the devastating news, police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda stated that police were investigating two murder cases and were still working to determine the motives behind the murders. Without naming Forbes, the Colonel confirmed that one of the deceased was a well-known musician.

It is believed that the rapper was standing outside Wish Restaurant when he was senselessly taken from this world in a hail of bullets from two unknown vehicles. Eyewitnesses at a nearby restaurant reported that the shooting took place just before 10 pm.

Must Read: Tyre Nichols: A Tragedy That Shocked The Nation

Must Read: The Final Moments of Rapper AKA Before His Tragic Shooting in Durban, Florida

Florida Road was closed off by police, with paramedics on the scene to tend to the wounded and the deceased. Garrith Jamieson, a spokesperson for ALS Paramedics, confirmed that two people, including a “famous rapper,” were killed in the shooting.

The identity of the second victim remains unknown but is understood to be a close friend of AKA. The rapper was set to perform at Durban’s YUGO nightclub as part of his birthday celebrations, according to social media posts.

The shock and disbelief at this tragedy were palpable, with close friend Da Les taking to social media to express his heartbreak.

Who is Rapper AKA?

Rapper AKA, also known as Kiernan Forbes, was a well-known South African musician who was respected and loved for his unique style and voice. His untimely death in a drive-by shooting in Durban has saddened many people.

About Post Author

Helen Dunmore

Hey, I'm Helen Dunmore an article writer from London Ontario, Canada. I had done a master's in mass communication and M.Phill in political science and attended many College Journalism Broadcast programs where I wrote and won. I previously had attended Humber College for media studies which included writing for television and news. I have written several publications for many news related websites. Have experience more than 7 years, yeah quite a lot for you. I love writing, an expert in article writing. Currently doing article writing for many blog posts and work as an author for many web sites. Reading is my hobby, love books more than anything in my life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

The Final Moments of Rapper AKA Before His Tragic Shooting in Durban, Florida

Tragic Loss: The Final Moments of Rapper AKA Before His Tragic Shooting in Durban, South Africa The South African music scene has been left in shock after the news of the passing of rapper AKA. Reports have confirmed that the award-winning artist was shot and killed in Florida Rd, Durban […]
rapper aka died