AKA murder bail application

The late Kiernan Forbes and his daughter Kairo. Images: Instagram/@kairo.forbes.

Bail application of AKA murder suspects continues in Durban

The bail application of the five men arrested in connection with the murder of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes continues on Monday.

AKA murder bail application

The late Kiernan Forbes and his daughter Kairo. Images: Instagram/@kairo.forbes.

The bail application of the five men charged with the murder of rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes continues at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday. 

Lindokuhle Thabani Mkhwanazi, Lindani Ndimande, Siyanda Myeza, Mziwethemba Gwabeni and Lindokuhle Ndimande were charged for the murder of AKA and his friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane. Two defence lawyers are expected to rebut State evidence.


In the last court appearance on Tuesday, 2 April, Lindokuhle Ndimande denied being a spotter at the Wish Restaurant. He insisted that his date stood him up.

In his replying affidavit, advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa, who represents Ndimande, said that the accused was at the restaurant to meet a woman.

“After realising that the clock was ticking while at the restaurant while at Wish Restaurant, I kept calling the lady, and she kept promising that she would come. 

“I dispute any notion that I was a spotter as I wasn’t even aware that the first deceased (AKA) was around. It was shortly after gunshots had ceased that I heard there was a shooting outside and that one of the victims was AKA,” Mlotshwa told the court. 

As previously reported, when the five suspects were arrested KZN Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi revealed that the seven suspects had different roles. 

These included two spotters, two shooters, organiser of guns and getaway vehicles and a coordinator among others 

According to the State, Ndimande was dropped off at Wish Restaurant at 21:17. CCTV footage captured him entering the restaurant. 

Accused 5 in the AKA murder case went on to have a meal and even switched his seats so he could get a better view of AKA and his entourage. 

Eyewitness News also reported that Ndimande was allegedly seen continuously talking on his cellphone. Furthermore, he paid for his meal using a Standard Bank card linked to an account he opened the same day Forbes was killed. 

AKA murder bail application
Five of the seven AKA murder suspects at the Durban Magistrate’s Court. Screenshot: YouTube/SABC.