It is just hours away from the memorial service of rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, and it seems that the Forbes family is busier than ever. This is as the family has continued to welcome mourners at the residency of the late rapper.
AKA’s death was confirmed on Saturday, 11 February 2023, after he and his former manager and friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane were assassinated on Friday, 10 February 2023 outside of the Wish restaurant in Durban. The reason for the assassination is still a matter of mystery as the SAPS are still investigating.
However, for the Forbes family, this week has been an emotional one as they had to fetch AKA’s body, and plan the upcoming memorial and funeral services that will take place on Thursday, 16 February 2023, and Saturday, 18 February 2023, respectively.
— AKA (@akaworldwide) February 15, 2023
But ahead of the memorial, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) paid their final respects by hosting a night vigil outside of AKA’s Bryanston residence.
Lynn Forbes speaks for the first time
AKA’s mother Lynn Forbes has not spoken out since the news of her eldest son broke. His father Tony Forbes has been the one to handle media interviews and briefings throughout the entire week. As such, Tony has been a pillar not only showing support for AKA’s friends in light of the recent conspiracy theories but also spearheading the personal investigation into his son’s tragic passing.
Tony Forbes crying the day AKAs arrived in JHB,This is so sad 💔 and emotional we as SA are traumatized yet never met him worse his the Father and such pain never erase its will always be there for life Strength and Prayer didn’t deserve this #RIPKiernan #RIPAKA #DonDesign Zinhle pic.twitter.com/wwpPdGftmv
— IG:Joy-Zelda (@joy_zelda) February 15, 2023
Lynn, however, has not made any public statements. Moreover, the first time that the public got to see her was during the recent media briefing. This was the same media briefing where the public got to see his girlfriend and fellow rapper Nadia Nakai since she was allegedly rushed out at a party when the news broke.
However, during the ANCYL vigil, Lynn finally broke her silence. After thanking the ANCYL for their gesture, she went on to add that, “I hope we get the message out there that the youth must vote. We just want the youth to vote- like you said- no particular party but we must vote.”
Even Nadia made a brief appearance during the vigil still holding hands with Lynn Forbes. But Nadia has still to break her silence about what she is going through since finding out that the man she wanted to have babies with is late.
In other news – DJ Zinhle’s husband, Morda won’t attend AKA’s funeral – Here’s why
DJ Zinhle‘s husband, DJ and music producer Bongani Mohosana, will not be attending the memorial and funeral service of the late AKA, who shares a child with Zinhle. The information was revealed in a press statement by AKA’s family today, 14 February.
“We’d also like to acknowledge our extended family, the Mohosanas, for their unwavering support during this time, as Bongani Mohosana will be in absentia at the memorial and funeral due to observing cultural protocol,” said the statement. Learn More