AKA murder

The late Kiernan Forbes and Julius Malema. Image via X/ @akaworldwide.

‘We’ll never know what happened to AKA’: Malema slams SAPS, Cele

Julius Malema has slammed the SAPS and Bheki Cele saying crime will never be defeated in SA because police work with criminals.

AKA murder

The late Kiernan Forbes and Julius Malema. Image via X/ @akaworldwide.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has accused top brass at the South African Police Service (SAPS) of working with criminals.

Malema said this during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate in Cape Town on Tuesday, 14 February.


During the debate, Malema said South Africa would never defeat crime as long as the SAPS leadership works with criminals.

Malema said it is the responsibility of President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Police Minister Bheki Cele with immediate effect because he has failed the people of South Africa.

“We will never get to know what happened to our artists DJ Sumbody and AKA because the police and higher accolades of the police are in cahoots with the criminal syndicate. We cannot fight crime while criminals lead us; we must first get rid of criminals to defeat crime,” he said.

WATCH: Last moment before AKA was shot dead in Durban

Furthermore, Malema called for AKA’s soul to haunt all who made it difficult for him to live.


Rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA was gunned down on Florida Road in Morningside, Durban on Friday, 10 February together with his close friend and former manager Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane.

In a media briefing on Tuesday, 14 February, the late rapper’s father Tony Forbes slammed the theories circulating on social media accusing his son’s friends of being involved in AKA’s murder.

AKA’s memorial service will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre and he will be laid to rest in a private service on Saturday, 18 February.

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