South African rap artist AKA shot dead outside restaurant in Durban
One of South Africa’s top rap artists, known as AKA, has been shot dead outside a restaurant in the eastern city of Durban, his family said. South African rap artist AKA shot dead outside restaurant in Durban.
Kiernan Forbes won 35 multiple South African awards was nominated several. Times for a Black Entertainment Television award in the US and was once nominated for an MTV Europe music award.
He was shot on Friday night alongside another man. While they were walking toward their car from a restaurant.
Police said: “They were allegedly approached by two armed suspects who. Walked to them from across the street and shot the victims at close range.”
On the contrary, Forbes was booked to perform at a club on Friday night. According to the Durban city mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda.
Police said the motive of the shooting was unknown and an investigation was underway.
Beauty Dlulane, who chairs a parliamentary committee on arts and culture. Condemned AKA’s murder describing it as a “hit”.
She called on authorities “to protect South Africans from this new. Scourge of what seems to be contract and revenge. Killings where performing artists and DJs seem to be targeted”.
Moreover, last November a star of the house music subgenre am a piano. Oupa Sefoka– killed alongside his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in Johannesburg.
Also, In 2007, gun violence in South Africa claimed the life of one of Africa’s most beloved international artists. The reggae singer Lucky Dube was dropping off his teenage son at a relative’s home. When gunmen shot him three times at close range during an attempted hijacking.
As a result, South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates. Many people have licensed firearms for personal protection and there are many more illegal guns in circulation.