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Suspected killers of AKA & Tibz were tailed and linked to other crimes, court papers reveal

Court documents have revealed that Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane’s alleged killers were arrested as a result of a trail of evidence linking them to other crimes.

The pair was shot and killed in February last year, outside a Durban restaurant on Florida Road in what police say was a hit.

Last week, authorities revealed that AKA was targeted and followed from the airport until his murder, and that Motsoane was a casualty of the hit.

Seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the murders. Five of them appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The Sunday Times is reporting that four of the suspects are brothers from a notorious and powerful family.

They are reportedly feared by community members in Ocilwane – on the outskirts of Richards Bay.

Two siblings – Siyabonga ‘Nxele’ Ndimane and Malusi ‘Mjay’ Ndimane – are in eSwatini pending extradition while their brothers – Lindani and Lindokuhle – appeared in the dock on Thursday alongside three other implicated suspects.

The group was tracked down by police after one of the men opened a bank account and used the card on the same day of the murder near the Florida Road strip.

The getaway car allegedly connected to the murders had fake number plates and was stolen.

It was later discarded following a hit-and-run a month after the murders.

Another suspect who discarded the car was connected to the killings after buying airtime from a local shop a few metres from the car.

Other arrests were made using cellphone records that placed several of them in Florida Road on the day of the murder.

The suspects are expected back in court this week.

-EWN

In other news – Black Coffee finally reveals details about tragic flight accident

Grammy Award-winning musician Black Coffee whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo has finally opened up about his flight accident.

Black Coffee

In an interview with Kaya FM’s Thabo ‘Tbose’ Mokwele, the DJ said he saw his life flash before his very eyes during the January 5th plane crash. “It was not quick. That was the most painful thing about this incident… And then I woke up in the hospital. Read More