AKA, Tibz murder suspects to appear in court tomorrow

The suspects arrested for the murder of rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and his friend Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane are expected to appear in court tomorrow.

Yesterday, KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, confirmed the arrest of the six suspects for the murders. Forbes and Motsoane were killed in Durban in February last year.Police say they cannot rule out more arrests.

Police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says they will oppose the suspects’ bail application.“I can tell you we’re going to be opposing bail and I think the team has illustrated that they do have a solid case. Because if we’re saying the first suspect was arrested as far back as April and he has been in custody since then he has not been released, it tells you that we have enough evidence to prosecute,” adds Mathe.

Mkhwanazi says investigations have confirmed that Forbes was indeed the main target.“From our investigation, it became clear that Mr Forbes was the main target. He’s the one that was followed from the airport, caught at the hotel and spotted inside the restaurant and the plan was not to shoot him in the manner they did, they were going to shoot him in the vehicle. But because he stood longer outside greeting his friend and those hitmen did not want to wait, that’s why they came for him. The second victim was by coincidence.”

Source: SABC News

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