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Anele Tembe’s father refuses to comment on arrest of AKA killers, demands inquest into daughter’s death

Anele Tembe’s father, Moses, has given a blunt response following the arrest of the seven men who murdered AKA last year.

Earlier this week, the police announced that they have arrested seven suspects who are believed to be involved in the plot to kill AKA. Born Kiernan Forbes, AKA, was murdered in cold blood along with his friend Tibz in Durban on 10 February 2023. Two hitmen walked to him as he was leaving WISH Restaurant and fatally shot him in the head. The other assassin sprayed bullets towards AKA from a little distance and killed Tibz, though AKA was their target.

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The men suspected of killing the rapper are currently making their first appearance at the Durban Magistrates Court. On 27 February, the police said the suspects followed AKA from the airport in Durban and to his hotel before they camped and ambushed him at the restaurant.

The arrest of the suspects resulted from a complex investigation involving DNA and fingerprint analysis, surveillance, and cooperation with Interpol. Two suspects were found in Eswatini and will be extradited to South Africa. The police also recovered four vehicles and firearms linked to the murders.

The motive for the killing is still unknown.

Anele Tembe’s Father Gives A Blunt Response Following The Arrest Of The Suspects Who Killed AKA [Image: Nqobile Mbonambi/Africa News Agency]


Moses Tembe, the father of Anele Tembe, has spoken following the arrest of seven men suspected of plotting and executing AKA’s murder.

Anele Tembe was AKA’s fiance. She died on 11 April 2021 after falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town, where she was staying with AKA. Authorities ruled the case as suspected suicide. AKA and Anele had been embroiled in nasty fights during their stay in the hotel

Anele’s father, Moses, denied that his daughter was suicidal or had mental issues.

TimesLIVE reached out to Moses for comments on the arrest of men alleged to have killed AKA. He bluntly replied that he had nothing to say until after an inquest into his daughter’s death.

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