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South African Rapper AKA Shot Dead

South African rapper AKA shot dead in Durban
South African rapper AKA shot dead in Durban. Photo: Instagram

South African Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA is dead.

According to News24, the 35-year-old rapper was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road on Friday night.

A first responder at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed that AKA was shot while standing on the pavement when gunfire rang out shortly after 10 PM.

Rapper AKA Shot Dead

AKA was standing outside the Wish Restaurant when he was shot.

As reported by News24, two unknown cars are believed to have opened fire just before 10pm.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Robert Netshiunda confirmed that a “well-known rapper” was gunned down in Florida Road, Durban on Friday evening just after 10 PM.

AKA Shot Dead
Aka Shot Dead in SA

Police Report on Rapper AKA’s Shooting

“I can confirm that two men were killed and one of them is a well-known rapper. Police will not be releasing any names of the victims yet until a full investigation is completed” Netshiunda said.

was billed to perform in the city on Friday night as part of his birthday celebrations, and footage posted on Instagram showed jovial scenes as the rapper toasted with a table full of friends. 

Catherine Nderitu

Catherine Nderitu

Catherine Nderitu is an experienced journalist with over five years of experience. She's passionate about entertainment and human interest news.

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