The renowned rapper AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, was tragically shot and killed outside the Wish restaurant in Durban on 10 February 2023. This Saturday marks one year since the public assassination of the rapper. Julius Malema, the President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, has recently criticize SAPS for not finding AKA’s murderers.
Bheki Cele’s Progress Report on AKA’s Murder Case
In March of the previous year, Bheki Cele reassured the public that the police were diligently working on AKA’s murder investigation. He has since shared some updates about the case. However, almost a year after the rapper’s assassination, which was caught on CCTV, no arrests have been made.
Evidence Found: Updates on AKA’s Murder Investigation
In September 2023, The South African reported that Cele disclosed that the police had discovered the gun and getaway cars used in the successful plot to assassinate the rapper. Cele also informed the public that several cell phones from suspects had been confiscated by the police.
In December of the same year, IOL reported that Cele provided more details about the rapper’s case. He was quoted as saying: “They [the police handling AKA’s case] have found two people that I know for sure know very well what happened on that particular day [when AKA was killed]…We know who we are chasing… I get briefed every day about this matter. It is a matter that we can’t get to rest. And unfortunately, we can’t be giving a blow-by-blow of what is happening, but the progress is absolutely there.”
Malema criticize SAPS for not finding AKA’s murderers
Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, appears to be unconvinced that the police are making sufficient progress in solving AKA’s murder case. In a recent video posted on social media, Malema questioned why the police had not found the rapper’s killer, despite the act being captured on CCTV.
Malema, imitating Cele’s previous updates, said, “We found the bullet; we found the car. What must we do with that kind of information?” He continued, “Bheki Cele just calls a press conference [and comes] with a big hat to come and tell us [that] he knows the car and the gun. We are not interested in that. We are interested in that boy who pulled the trigger in front of a camera, killing a high-profile person.”
“A high-profile person got killed in front of a camera and the whole world watched [and] till today we have not arrested those people,” Malema concluded.