Bail application to continue in AKA, Tibz murder case

Bail application to continue in AKA, Tibz murder case

The five men accused of killing rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and his friend Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane are expected to return to the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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The state and the defence are set to make closing arguments in the accused's bail application.

The State, opposing bail, sifted through an affidavit written by the lead detective.

The document details the alleged involvement of the accused through witness statements, cell phone activity and car tracking.

Kumarasan Pillay alleges that over R800 000 was paid to accused number four, Mziwethemba Gwabeni, after the murders.

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Previously, the non-arrest of businessman Mfundo Gcaba came under scrutiny in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.

Advocate Paul Jorgensen, representing accused number four in the Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and Tebello ’Tibz’ Motsoane told the court that  Gcaba should be in the dock, as he was the one who transferred the funds.

It has been suggested that Gwabeni was the paymaster, who ensured that everyone who was involved in the assassination received their share.

Forbes and Motsoane were shot and killed outside a restaurant on Florida Road in Durban in February last year.

Two of the other accused in the case are set to appear in the Eswatini Magistrate’s Court later this month as they wait to be extradited.

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