AKA Murder Update: Alleged Mastermind Queries Why Suspected Paymaster Mfundo Gcaba Wasn’t Arrested

AKA Murder Update: Alleged Mastermind Queries Why Suspected Paymaster Mfundo Gcaba Wasn’t Arrested

  • Mziwethemba Gwabeni, a key suspect in the murders of AKA and Tibz, is questioning why the alleged paymaster, Mfundo Gcaba, has not been arrested despite Gcaba reportedly depositing R800K into Gwabeni's account
  • Gwabeni claims the state lacks evidence against him and Gcaba, suggesting Gcaba should be a co-accused if there was substantial evidence
  • Gcaba's involvement emerged when he was found to have deposited the money into Gwabeni's account shortly after AKA's death, which Gwabeni then distributed among the other accused

The accused mastermind in the ongoing AKA and Tibz murders, Mziwethemba Gwabeni is questioning why the paymaster Sydney Mfundo Gcaba has not been arrested. This comes after the state revealed that Gcaba paid R800K into Gwabeni's account allegedly for AKA's hit.

Gwabeni calls for Gcaba's arrest
The alleged mastermind in AKA and Tibz's arrests has called for the suspected paymaster's arrest. Image: @akaworldwide and @tebello.motsoane
Source: Instagram

Gwabeni claims the state has no evidence against him and Gcaba

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According to TimesLIVE, Gwabeni, accused of being the coordinator, appeared in the Durban Court and noted that the state's case against him is weak. He said that if the state had tangible evidence against Gcaba, he should be behind bars by now. He said:

"If the state honestly believed this and if it had any evidence, not conjecture, then I would have expected Gcaba would have been arrested and would have been a co-accused. The fact is he is not a co-accused and the state has not taken this court into its confidence and disclosed why they have chosen not to arrest him."

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How did Gcaba's name pop up in AKA and Tibz's murder case?

Some people might be wondering about the connection between a prominent businessman and AKA's murder. Gcaba was recently identified as the one who deposited more than R800K into Gwabeni's account a day after AKA's death.

Gwabeni then shared the money among his co-accused. Per the court documents, he paid the other accused a total of R665,000 and retained the remaining R138,455. In his affidavit, the Durban businessman explained why he paid the co-accused for previous jobs they had done for him.

The Gcaba family has already issued a statement denying their brother's involvement in AKA's death.

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Privie Kandi (Entertainment Editor) Privilege Kandi is an entertainment news editor (joined Briefly in 2022). A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the Christian College of Southern Africa (2016), she has been in the arts and entertainment industry for six years. Privie has worked for the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust as a communications officer and a writer and TV producer for lifestyle and entertainment channel CME TV. She passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. You can reach her at privie.kandi@briefly.co.za.

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