Police minister Bheki Cele has shared an update on the murder of rapper AKA, revealing that SAPS has identified the suspects who shot him.
How The Rapper Died
AKA and his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane died after two assailants ran and shot them in Durban on 10 February. The rapper was in KZN for his birthday celebrations and had just had dinner with friends.
CCTV footage showed two armed suspects approaching AKA and Tibz as they were walking towards their vehicle from the restaurant. One gunmen shot AKA behind his ear at close range, while the other suspect fired indiscriminately at the group. The suspects fled from the scene on foot, and the police are yet to arrest them. The motive of the shooting is unknown at this stage, and police investigations are ongoing.
KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Police Commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said detectives were analysing a lot of data, including video footage, cellphone data, communication, and social media posts to trace the movements and contacts of the suspects and the victims
Bheki Cele Gives Update On AKA Murder
Police Minister Bheki Cele told the media that KZN Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, shared information on the case.
“The cars have been found, people have been identified, and even the firearm used was found. We would request that police are given the space, and they must resist the push that might end up breaking their case even before they achieve the proper investigation. I want to thank communities who continue to support the work of the police by providing valuable information to the SAPS to assist in police investigations and those who bring forward information that assists the overall intelligence community.”