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Six Suspects Arrested In Connection to the Murders of South African Rapper AKA and His Friend Tibz

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In a significant development, earlier this week, justice was served.  The scale of justice began to balance in the investigation surrounding the two gruesome murders when six suspects in the murder of South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and his dear friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane were arrested. AKA is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, and businessman formidably known in the hip-hop industry. He and Tibz were killed just after 10 PM whilst walking to AKA’s car outside a restaurant. Both AKA and Tibs were said to have died on the scene shortly after the shootings.

This unfortunate incident caused mass grief for AKA’s fans and South Africa, as a whole, resulting in a flow of condolences to their families.

The two gruesome killings took place in February 2023 and it has been an ongoing investigation since, with the first arrest in connection to the case taking place last year in April 2023 marking the commencement of a protracted legal process.. The tragic incident where AKA and Tibz were both shot and killed took place in Durban, outside Wish (the restaurant) on Florida Road, known for its nightlife and boasting an array of restaurants and entertainment hubs.

It was said in a statement by South Africa’s Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that “AKA was counted amongst the best rappers on the continent.”

Following official statements, Police Minister Bheki Cele officially confirmed this information and he mentioned that the apprehended suspects are due to appear in court on Thursday, the 29th of February 2024, the apprehended are six suspects who are associated with the aforementioned murders. The gravity of the situation underscores the persistence and dedication of law enforcement agencies in pursuing justice in this matter.

The unfolding events represent a pivotal moment in a case that has gripped the public consciousness and held the nation in suspense. The legal proceedings on the horizon are awaited with anticipation, as they signify a crucial step towards establishing accountability for the untimely demise of AKA and Tibz.

AKA and Tibz leave behind several close family members, friends, fans, and colleagues. South Africa as a whole awaits that justice be served and the scale of justice balanced in the name of truth and justice for both AKA and Tibz. It is hoped that the six alleged killers be held responsible for their gruesome actions.

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