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South African Rapper, AKA Shot Dead

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also known as AKA (35), has reportedly passed away after a late-night shooting in Durban on Friday, 10th February 2023.

The rapper was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on Florida Road (Durban), IOL reports.


The publication further reports that two unknown cars are believed to have opened fire on the rapper.

He was set to perform at Yugo Social Club for his birthday celebration tour.

However, yugo_durban announced the cancellation of his performance.

He is reported to have been pronounced dead at the crime scene.

AKA shared a few updates on his stories while in Durban during the day on Friday the 10th. There are a lot of emotions pouring out on social media over the news of his passing.

The rapper was gearing up to release his fourth studio album ‘Mass Country’, on the 24th February 2023.

Police Confirms AKA’s Demise

A police spokesperson, Colonel Robert Netshiunda confirmed police were investigating two murder cases and they were yet to establish the motives for the murders.

Without naming Forbes, he confirmed one of the deceased was the popular musician.

It is understood that AKA was standing outside the Wish Restaurant when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

Two unknown cars are believed to have opened fire just before 10pm.

The identity of the second person shot dead is unknown at this stage. But he is understood to be a close friend of AKA.

According to social media posts, AKA was due to perform at a Durban night club, YUGO, where he was expected to perform as part of his birthday celebrations.


His close friend Da Les, took to social media to express shock.

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