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Why Cassper Nyovest won’t attend AKA’s memorial and funeral

South African rapper and businessman, Cassper Nyovest has been keeping his time on social media limited since the gruesome murder of rap foe, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. It was not all hostile between them, as they started off as friends, to Cassper openly admitting that AKA had been an inspiration to him, but things ended on a sour note between them as they had back and forths on social media and face-to-face, openly displaying their dislike for each other.

Not to say Cassper is not saddened by the sudden death of AKA, he released a statement earlier this week expressing his sadness over the passing of Forbes and his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane. He sent his condolences to his family, “My sincere condolences goes out to Kiernan and Tebello’s families, colleagues and fans. May their souls rest in peace and their legacies be celebrated. May the Good lord be with all of you at this sad time.”

Cassper Nyovest dragged

He then asked his fans to send love to AKA’s fans, “To all my fans, pls send all your love to the Megacy and family. The nation is mourning & could use more love and less evil.”

When fans asked him if he would be attending the funeral and memorial services, he said he would attend if he was in the country, unfortunately, he is out of the country for work purposes, so he would not be able to attend either service.

“Unfortunately I’ll be out of the country for work but if I was around I would’ve went. I would’ve went to the funeral too,” he said.


He acknowledged their beef, however, he said they had good times and he was one of the people whose contribution to the Hip Hop industry does not go unnoticed.

“No matter how you look at it, me and Kiernan shared a lot of great moments together and he contributed to my industry so I have to pay my respects.”

AKA was murdered on February 10 in Florida Rd, Durban after a night out with friends. “It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son, and confirm his untimely and tragic passing on the evening of 10 February 2023. We are awaiting further details from the Durban police.”

“To us, Kieran Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, and most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kaito. To many, he was AKA, SUPERMEGA, BHOVA, and the many other names of affection his legion of fans called him by.

His burial services will take place this weekend with his memorial being live-streamed on his AKA Worldwide YouTube channel on Friday, and he will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on Saturday.

Also not attending is Murdah Bongz as the Forbes family stated that it is a result of cultural restrictions.

“We’d also like to acknowledge our extended family, the Mohosana’s for their unwavering support during this time, As Bongani Mohosana will be in absentia at the memorial and funeral due to observing cultural protocol.”


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.

AKA and Murdah Bongz

“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

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