AKA, DJ Sumbody and Vusi Ma R5 Are Celebrities That Have Been Killed in Tragic Shootings in Last 4 Months

AKA, DJ Sumbody and Vusi Ma R5 Are Celebrities That Have Been Killed in Tragic Shootings in Last 4 Months

  • The death of rapper AKA has put the spotlight on the rampant crime and gun violence in South Africa
  • In the last four months, three celebrities have tragically lost their lives after they were brutally shot
  • South Africans expressed their fear on social media, and many said criminals are operating freely

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AKA, DJ Sumbody and Vusi Ma R5
AKA, DJ Sumbody and Vusi Ma R5 have all been gunned down in the last four months. Image: @akaworldwide, @djsumbodysa and @therealvusimar5
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The country has been mourning celebrity death after celebrity death in the past few months. Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes murder on Friday is the third killing in four months where an artist was shot dead.

AKA was in Durban celebrating his birthday and was also expected to perform at a tapas bar called YuGo. As he was leaving a popular restaurant called Wish on Florida the rapper was gunned down by unidentified men

DJ Sumbody gunned down with his bodyguard in Johannesburg

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Oupa 'DJ Sumbody' Sefoka was brutally killed in a drive-by shooting at an intersection in Sandton last November. DJ Sumbody was travelling with his bodyguard Sbu Mokoena in VW Golf who also died during the incident. The famous amapiano artist was also part owner of Ayepyep Lifestyle restaurants, reported TimesLIVE.

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Vusi Ma R5 shot dead outside a tavern in Soshanguve

In January, South Africa mourned the death of Barcadi musician Itumeleng Mosoeu known as Vusi Ma R5. He was shot dead outside Legentsheng tavern in Soshanguve.

Ma R5 reportedly got a call, and when he stepped outside the tavern in Extention 13, he was met with a hail of bullets.

Facebook users react to the celebrity killings

Sydney Lebea said:

"South Africa is becoming the most dangerous in the world, and another political party says they have a good story to tell."

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Collen Mehlomakulu mentioned:

"Sad news, South Africa, it's the crime capital of Africa, not different from Mexico."

Scania Maketoane stated:

"We are hopeless about SA judicial system. Nothing will happen if the criminals walk freely on the street."

AJ Grue Matjeke wrote:

"Yet no arrests have been made for all of these shootings."

Michael Akowuah asked:

"SAns must condemn this in all aspects; it's very sad. What has gone amiss in the country?"

RIP AKA: Kiernan Forbes’ family fly to Durban to identify rapper’s body and visit murder scene

Briefly News reported that the task of going to identify a loved one's body at the mortuary is not an easy one. AKA's loved ones were faced with the task after the rapper's murder in Durban on Friday.

Tony Forbes, AKA's father, his brother, his manager and some close friends and relatives flew to Durban to identify Supa Mega's body.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: hilary.sekgota@briefly.co.za