AKA Murder Trial: Bail Denied for 5 Men Accused of Murdering Rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes

AKA Murder Trial: Bail Denied for 5 Men Accused of Murdering Rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes

  • The Durban magistrate's court denied the bail application for the five accused men in rapper AKA's murder
  • Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and his friend and former business associate Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane were gunned down in February 2023
  • The judge argued that it would be reckless and irresponsible to allow the suspects to be released on bail

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The five men accused of murdering Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane have been denied bail. The outcome of the bail application was made in Durban on Wednesday, 15 May.

The five men accused of murdering AKA have been denied bail.
The Durban court has denied bail for the five men who are accused of murdering AKA. Image: @akaworldwide
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Bail denied for AKA's murder accused

Judge Vincent Hlatshwayo denied the bail application for the five accused at the Durban Magistrate's Court.

In February 2023, iconic rapper Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes and his friend Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane were shot dead on Florida Road.

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The five men connected to their murder are Lindokuhle Thabani Mkhwanazi, Lindani Ndimande, Siyanda Myeza, Mziwethemba Gwabeni, and Lindokuhle Ndimande.

Judge argues that allowing bail would be reckless

Judge Hlatshwayo argued that it would be reckless and irresponsible for the court to allow the suspects to be released on bail. He also mentioned that there are cases the suspects need to answer to.

"It is the finding of this court that it would be reckless and irresponsible to allow the applicants on bail. It is, therefore, the finding and order by this court that, in the circumstances, bail is refused in respect of all five accused. "

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What you need to know about the murder trial so far

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SAPS finds no sufficient evidence to arrest Mfundo Gcaba despite the R800K payment

In a previous report from Briefly News, the South African Police Services have not enough evidence to arrest businessman Mfundo Gcaba in connection to AKA and Tibz's murders.

Gcaba was implicated in the investigation after it was revealed that he had deposited R800K in one of the accused's bank accounts before the hit.

Source: Briefly News

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