Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

AKA murder: Five suspects taken in for questioning in connection with hit – report

Detectives reportedly tracked men involved in AKA’s murder from Durban to Cape Town. Five suspects were taken in for questioning in Belhar.


Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

Five men have reportedly been taken in for questioning in connection with the alleged murders of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, who were shot and killed in Florida Road, Durban, on 10 February.

Detective work and DNA evidence lead to breakthrough in case

Netwerk24 reported that three men were taken in for questioning in Belhar, Cape Town, on Sunday, 26 March. Two more men – allegedly involved with the high-profile murders – were also apprehended in the area by detectives attached to the Durban Organised Crime Unit.

The publication reported that sources close to the investigation said detectives have been on the alleged hitmen’s trail for the past two weeks.

According to reports, the suspects were traced to the Erica Square shopping centre on Sunday, where they were arrested.

Police posing as social workers help identify notorious hitman

The breakthrough in the case happened after the getaway vehicle allegedly used by the assassins was found abandoned in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. The car was scoured for leads, and the authorities reportedly found DNA and fingerprints.

One of the fingerprints allegedly belonged to a notorious taxi-industry hitman. Through dogged detective work, which reportedly involved members of the police posing as social workers, it was discovered that the hitman in question was in Cape Town with his alleged accomplices.

The suspects were observed for a number of days before they were rounded up on Sunday.

Police spokespeople in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape were reluctant to confirm the new developments in the case.

KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda said, “There is no update on the AKA matter at this stage. Police will provide progress on the matter in due course,” according to News24.