SNAPS | Megacy honour AKA with tattoos

21 February 2023 - 20:00
By Chrizelda Kekana
The rapper AKA was gunned down in Durban on Friday night.
Image: Instagram/AKA The rapper AKA was gunned down in Durban on Friday night.

Fans of slain rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes have taken to the tattoo parlour to get inked in honour of the late musician.

The popular rapper was shot dead on February 10 outside Wish restaurant on Florida Road, Durban. The assassination also claimed the life of celebrity chef Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane.

While many are still in shock at the tragic death of the rapper, there have been various expressions of grief popping up on the TL — anything from paintings and graffiti to tattoos.

“Thank you for being so inspiring. I'll keep you with me, wherever I go,” said one fan who tattooed AKA on his arm.

Here are some of the tats below:

Meanwhile, police confirmed the murder of the rapper was a hit.

In a television interview, KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said from the evidence they collected, they had no doubt it was a hit.

Mkhwanazi said from what they had seen, two suspects had walked across the street.  One gunman stood on the side of the road while the other walked around a parked car, went up to AKA from behind and shot him in the ear.

“He did not shoot the friend that was with him, but he shot AKA twice, and he ran away. The other criminal engaged and fired a couple of shots, and one of his bullets managed to strike Motsoane and he died.

“We know the aim was to first kill AKA, and the second one could have killed any other person who was in the way. The distance where the second suspect was when he engaged that shot and the number of people in the firing line, the bullet could have hit anyone who was there. Unfortunately, it got him [Motsoane],” said Mkhwanazi. 

Mkhwanazi said they believed the second suspect was firing to make sure no-one responded to the initial hit on AKA. 

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