EFF’s leader, Malema pays tribute to late rapper AKA
EFF’s leader, Malema pays tribute to late rapper AKA. The murder of the renowned rapper AKA has sent shockwaves through South Africa and the global music industry. AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Forbes, was murdered alongside his close associate Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane while leaving the popular eatery Wish on Florida Road.
The unknown suspect opened fire on the two men at close range and fled the scene on foot, leaving the entire country in mourning. In the wake of AKA’s death, political leaders, celebrities, and fans have paid tribute to the legendary hip-hop artist and called for swift justice for the perpetrators.
Julius Malema, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, took to Instagram to pay his respects to AKA. In a touching tribute, Malema assured AKA’s daughter Kairo Forbes that she would be taken care of, writing, “Till we meet again brother. Worry not, your daughter is in capable hands.”
The sentiment was echoed by Fikile Mbalula, a political leader who spoke to eNCA about the case. Mbalula expressed his confidence in the capacity of the police to crack the case and bring the perpetrators to justice.
He wrote on Twitter, “Kiernan was a great talent, a proud South African who loved his country and its people; his music expressed that love, and appreciation for our diverse cultures. My deep and sincere condolences are to his family, especially his young daughter, his friends and many of his loyal fans.”
Celebrities, including Big Zulu, Nasty C, Da L.E.S, and others, have also paid tribute to AKA and expressed their sadness over his tragic death. Fans, friends, and industry colleagues also gathered in Durban for a candlelight vigil and prayer service outside Wish on Florida Road, where AKA and Tibz were murdered. Despite the heavy rains, many braved the weather to come and pay their last respects to the two men.
The murder of AKA and Tibz has caused outrage and has led many to call on the police to arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible. Nota Baloyi, a notorious commentator on all things pop culture, also chimed in on the rapper’s murder, listing names of people he suspects are allegedly behind the assassination.
Baloyi believes that AKA’s closest friends are the culprits and should answer for what happened to him. He wrote, “Everyone but Tibz and the driver was part of their set-up, so Kiernan’s crew need to each individually prove themselves innocent beyond a reasonable doubt.
Until we have confessions, my suspects are Saso, DJ Feel, Don Design, and Scorpio Siya.” Baloyi went on to name AmaZulu FC, a local football club, as his next suspect, due to threats made on AKA’s life by the club’s chairman.
The death of AKA has left a void in the South African music industry and the world of hip-hop. AKA was a proud South African who loved his country and its people and his music reflected that love and appreciation for diverse cultures.
He was a hard-working individual who inspired many and changed the game. The late rapper’s fans, friends, and family are now left to grieve and remember him for the talent and spirit he brought to the world.
The murder of AKA and Tibz has sparked outrage and sadness among South Africans and the global community. Political leaders, celebrities, and fans have paid tribute to the late rapper and are calling for swift justice for the perpetrators. The South African music industry and the world of hip hop.