The multi-award-winning rapper was gunned down on Friday night in Florida Road, Morningside, Durban, together with his friend Tebello Motsoane also known as Tibz.

AKA’s family visit scene where he was shot dead
AKA’s Father at the site where his son as shot (Image Credit: Twitter/@skhangiwem)
AKA’s family and friends are truly devasted and are finding it hard to come to terms with his tragic untimely death. His family confirmed his death in a statement.


“It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son and confirm his untimely and tragic death on the evening of February 10, 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban Police.

“To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, most importantly, father to his beloved daughter Kairo. To many, he was AKA, SUPAMEGA, BHOVA, and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by. Our son was loved and he gave love in return…” reads part of the statement.


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Following his tragic death, his family first went to the mortuary to identify his body and then proceeded to go to WISH restaurant in Florida road, where AKA was dining before was gunned down.

AKA’s brother and his father at the scene where he was gunned down (Image Credit; Twitter/@skhangiwem)

Watch the videos below, which show AKA’s family at the scene where he was shot;


A resident, Soobs Moonsammy, who lives not far from where the tragic incident happened, placed a bouquet of flowers at the scene

AKA shooting scene
Soobs Moonsammy placed a bouquet of flowers at the scene where AKA was gunned down (Image Credit: Twitter/@skhangiwem)
AKA’s family, friends and fellow musicians also placed flowers at the scene where he was killed


Fans are devasted by AKA’s death. One of AKA’s diehard fans was caught on camera sobbing uncontrollably at the shooting scene.


Some of his music fans have reportedly been playing AKA’s music as they pass through Florida road.

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