Police working on the AKA murder investigation

Statements have been provided by people in KZN and Gauteng, while police are positive about identifying those seen in viral videos.

KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi says the team of police investigating the murder of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes are still putting together all the evidence to build a solid case.

Mkhwanazi yesterday spoke during the release of the crime stats for the third quarter.

He says the police have interviewed and obtained statements from a number of people in KZN and Gauteng and are busy viewing and analysing the videos from the crime scene.

“The identification of those who were seen in videos that were circulating on social media is something we cannot disclose right now, but we have an idea of who these people might be.”

AKA was shot dead last Friday outside a popular restaurant on Florida Road in Durban alongside his friend chef Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.

Minister’s absence

Minister Bheki Cele says he had been questioned about not visiting the crime scene and adds there was no need as everything had been dealt with over the phone.

Cele says he was on the phone with Mkhwanazi on the night of the murder informing him of the team he had put together to investigate the murder.

“The next morning, I received a phone call from the family requesting [a] few things to be done. I was on the phone with the family until Sunday when the post-mortem was done and we spoke at length. So why would I go to the crime scene?”

AKA’s funeral service started in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday afternoon and he will be buried today in a private provincial funeral.

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