South African rapper AKA’s murder has left the country in shock. However, the police have made progress in the case and arrested suspects in connection with the murder. Here are the latest updates on the case.
On May 9, 2021, Kiernan Forbes, popularly known by his stage name AKA, lost his fiancé, Anele “Nelli” Tembe, in a tragic incident. The couple had been staying at a hotel in Cape Town when Nelli reportedly fell from the 10th floor of the building. The incident was initially said to be a suicide, but AKA’s father, Tony Forbes, later stated that Nelli’s death was not a suicide but an accident.
On May 22, 2021, AKA’s team released a statement announcing that the rapper would be taking a break from social media to grieve and heal. However, on June 7, 2021, AKA returned to social media to announce that he was ready to make music again and that he had signed a new deal with Sony Music Africa.
On June 10, 2021, news broke that AKA had been admitted to the hospital after he fell ill. His management team released a statement confirming that he was receiving medical attention and asked for privacy during this time. However, on June 13, 2021, AKA’s team released a statement announcing that the rapper had been discharged from the hospital and was doing well.
On June 16, 2021, the South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that they had arrested suspects in connection with AKA’s murder. The suspects, who have not been named, are reportedly in their 30s and have been taken into custody for questioning. The police have not released any further details about the suspects or the investigation.
The news of the arrests has been met with mixed reactions from the public. Some have expressed relief that progress is being made in the case, while others have criticized the police for taking so long to make arrests. The investigation into AKA’s murder is ongoing, and more updates are expected to be released in the coming days.
In the meantime, AKA’s fans and loved ones continue to mourn his loss and remember his contributions to South African music. The rapper was known for his hits such as “Fela in Versace” and “All Eyes on Me” and had a significant impact on the country’s music industry. His death has left a void in the industry, and many are hoping for justice to be served in his case.