AKA’s Father Tony Forbes Opens Up about How His Son’s Murder Case Is Affecting the Family

AKA’s Father Tony Forbes Opens Up about How His Son’s Murder Case Is Affecting the Family

  • Tony Forbes spoke out about the toll AKA's murder case is taking on his family during a Durban hearing
  • Forbes, who lives in Cape Town, described the emotional and physical strain of travelling to Durban for the court case
  • The case involves five suspects, with some pleading not guilty and seeking bail, leading to a postponement till Monday for further proceedings

Father of the slain internationally acclaimed rapper AKA, Kierman Forbes, has shared how the ongoing murder case of his late son is taking a toll on the family.

The late star's father, Tony Forbes, recently opened up about how the case is affecting him and the family during another Durban hearing.

AKA's father says son's murder case is draining him
AKA’s father Tony Forbes said his son's murder case is draining him and his family. Image: @akaworldwide and @tonydforbes
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AKA's murder case taking toll on family

AKA's murder case is still far from being over. The rapper's father said traveling between Cape Town and Durban to attend court sessions is draining him and the other members of the family physically and emotionally.

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According to EWN, Forbes spoke to the media at the Durban Magistrates Court where five suspects appeared for the murders of rapper AKA and his celebrity chef friend Tebello "Tibz" Motsoane.

Forbes said it is tiring for him because he lives in Cape Town and has to wake up early to travel to Durban for the court case. However, the grieving father noted that it may be taking a toll on him, but it's still worth it.

He said:

"It is tiring. I live in Cape Town, so I have to get up early to be here. You have to travel so it is hard work but for me it’s worth it."

AKA and Tibz murder case postponed

Meanwhile, some of the accused suspects pleaded not guilty and requested to be released on bail.

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Tony noted that one of the defendants, Mkwanazi, is playing the sympathy card after he requested to be released so he can help his pregnant wife.

The case has been postponed to Monday to allow the other three accused to make their bail applications.

Some of the suspects have been arrested in other unrelated cases and remanded in custody.

Fans rubbishes Police report on late singer

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that fans had dismissed the police periodic report on the progress made so far in the investigation into the brutal assassination of the late singer AKA.

Fans argued that making the names of suspects public would do more harm than good in the pursuit of justice, as the marked identities have now been given time and space to cover whatever tracks remain of the occurrence.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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