Zinhle aka Tony forbes

DJ Zinhle with daughter Kairo and ‘baby daddy’ AKA. Images via Instagram @akaworldwide @kairo.forbes.

‘Overly dramatic’: Zinhle dragged ‘not ready for Durban’ comment

DJ Zinhle has received backlash after she revealed that she was not ready to return to Durban after her ‘baby daddy’ AKA was killed.

Zinhle aka Tony forbes

DJ Zinhle with daughter Kairo and ‘baby daddy’ AKA. Images via Instagram @akaworldwide @kairo.forbes.

Twitter users have dragged South African DJ Ntombezinhle Jiyane, popularly known as DJ Zinhle for not wanting to go to Durban after her “baby daddy” AKA was shot dead in the city.

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Businesswoman DJ Zinhle is believed to have cancelled a gig in Durban because she was not ready. The mom of two was set to perform at the Fact Durban Rocks event at the Durban July but she revealed that is not ready to return to Durban.

This is because the father of her child, rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, was shot dead outside of Wish Restaurant on Florida Road on 10 February before he made it to the gig he was booked for that night.

DJ Zinhle, who hails from Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal, said that she is not emotionally ready to be in Durban and it will take sometime before she can return.

“I cannot lie to you guys, I’m not ready for Durban. Emotionally, I’m not ready at all. I get a little anxious thinking about being in Durban. It’s going to be a while before I can be in Durban,” she said according to Tshisa Live.

“I’m going through the most. Forget about seeing me in Durban, it’s not even that I am mad at Durban. It’s just hard, it’s only been three months since Kiernan died, so maybe with time. But I’m hoping I never change my mind,” she continued.

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Twitter users slammed the DJ for not wanting to return to Durban – which is located in the province she’s from.

“She must just heal and let go of iDrama is her family all still alive or she no longer goes home because they’ve died?” wrote @_LivadaLoca_.

“It’s not like she will be at the exact same spot where AKA was killed. She’s being overly dramatic. I guess she’s not desperate like other artists. She’s not concerned about getting the bag,” wrote @LadyMay_K.

While others jumped to her defence.

“All South African artists should boycott Durban July… Imagine going to a city that is moving on after murdering the father of your first born? DJ Zinhle is doing the right thing unlike those pretentious friends that are making money off of Kiernan’s death instead,” wrote @lavidaNOTA.

“Zinhle & AKA dated , stayed together and even have a beautiful daughter together , I don’t understand why people have a problem with her saying she is not comfortable being in Durban yet , partying and enjoying yourself in the same City your child lost her father .. I hear her,” wrote @Am_Blujay.

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