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South African rap artist AKA shot dead outside restaurant in Durban

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South African rap artist AKA shot dead outside restaurant in Durban

‘Beloved son’ Kiernan Forbes, killed walking to his car along with another man, is remembered by his parents

AKA, a top rap artist in South Africa, was shot dead outside a restaurant in Durban, his family said. He’s won multiple awards in South Africa, been nominated for Black Entertainment Television awards in the US, and he was once nominated for an MTV Europe award.

In a statement posted on AKA’s Twitter account, his parents, Tony and Lynn Forbes, said that they were deeply saddened by the loss of their son. The love our son received was reciprocated by the love he gave.”

South African rap artist AKA shot dead outside restaurant

Two men were shot while walking from a restaurant to their car on Friday night.

Police said: “They were allegedly approached by two armed suspects who walked to them from across the street and shot the victims at close range.” The Durban city mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda, said Forbes will perform Friday night in a club.(South African rap artist AKA shot dead)

It is not known what motived the shooting, and police are investigating.

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AKA’s murder was condemned by Beauty Dlulane, chair of a parliamentary arts and culture committee, as a “hit ”. South Africans must be protected from these contract and revenge killings in which performers and DJs are targeted ”. A drive-by shooting in Johannesburg killed DJ Sumbody, Oupa Sefoka, a star of the amapiano subgenre of house music.

South Africa in 2007

One of Africa’s most beloved international artists was killed by gun violence in South Africa in 2007. During an attempted hijacking, Lucky Dube was shot three times at close range by gunmen as he dropped off his teenage son at a relative’s house. (South African rap artist AKA shot dead)

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There are more murders in South Africa than anywhere else in the world. Guns are used for personal protection by a large number of people, while a far greater number of illegal guns are available. Many mass shootings occurred last year at taverns in the country. A birthday party last month ended in eight deaths due to gun violence.

South African rap artist AKA shot dead

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