Gun used to kill AKA identified, arrests imminent - police

Gun used to kill AKA identified, arrests imminent - police

KwaZulu-Natal police say they have identified the firearm that killed rapper Kiernan "AKA" Forbes.

South African rapper AKA/ Instagram (@akaworldwide)

Provincial police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi told the media on Wednesday in Durban that they are making progress in their investigation into the star's death.

Forbes was killed together with his friend Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane on Durban's Florida Road in February.

Mkhwanazi said police have also identified possible suspects and waiting for a green light from the NPA before making any arrests. 

"We’ve identified at least one firearm that has been used and positively identified to have shot and killed Mr Forbes on that evening, and with such they are in our possession as well. 

"We have identified few individuals that we are going to maybe after discussing with the NPA maybe we might then start bringing them in.

"We’ve identified a couple of vehicles used, some of the vehicles were used as getaway, some were as spotters and some of the vehicles used by people after the fact that we suspect that they are suspects in this."

Mkhwanazi said SAPS also have also managed to get its hands on a massive amount of data, and detectives have started analysing the data.

"We've downloaded more than 25 cell phones already as we speak, and the team is analysing every communication on those cellphones. Those are cell phones of people of interest, a number of people have been interviewed."

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