Police minister Bheki Cele explains why he didn’t visit AKA’s murder scene.
The rapper whose real name is Kiernan Forbes was assassinated over a week ago alongside his friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane in Durban’s Florida Road.
Bheki says he didn’t have to visit the scene as he received the information at 11 pm and he was on the phone with KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lt-Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi on that night.
“We don’t really go for cameras. There are many places where we go without cameras. Mostly where we go we are invited by communities,” he explained during the presentation of the quarterly crime stats.
“There was no need to go to this one because when we received the information at 11 pm, we were on the phone with the provincial commissioner talking about the team he put together, led by Brig [Vela] Cele, one of the best we have. He is one of the top investigators.”
The minister of police also revealed that he conversed with AKA’s father, hence there was no need.
“The next morning, I was phoned by the family, requesting a few things to be done. I was on the phone with the family until 6 pm Saturday when the post-mortem was finished. On Sunday, I spoke at length with AKA’s father.
“Why would I have to go to the crime scene when we have taken on board the family and they are very satisfied?”
KZN police commissioner gave an update on the investigation of AKA’s assassination.
“South Africans know we can’t discuss in detail cases we are investigating, especially because the only people who are supposed to get feedback are the families of the deceased. We can’t tell them through the media what is happening with our investigations.”
“We have not arrested anyone yet. We have, however, interviewed a number of people in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng,” said Mkhwanazi.