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    South African Police Service reported that it is waiting for ballistics tests to be conducted on a firearm found in Umlazi, Durban, over the weekend, to see if it is linked to the murders of rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.

    The South African superstar and the music manager turned celebrity chef were gunned down and killed in February outside Wish On Florida, a popular restaurant in Morningside, Durban.

    It has been three months since the incident took place and the police are still struggling to get concrete leads and have made no solid arrests. Sources close to the investigation stated a report that a 9mm pistol was recovered and was now sent for a ballistic report and comparison where the police will put the firearm for testing and then compare it to the cartridge brass.

    On Tuesday It has been since reported that the firearm found at the weekend was believed to have been used to kill the musician. It was  said a man in his early 20s was found in possession of the unlicenced firearm.

    “We stand by our statement, which appealed to [the] media to afford our investigators time to work without undue pressure. We are not giving any blow-by-blow update[s] on the matter, and we clearly requested for space to work,” KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert stated.

    In a statement on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said it was concerned about the murder weapon being found.

    The statement read:

    “Some media houses, who clearly seem hell-bent to botch any police endeavours in finding the killers and bring justice to the families of the victims, have started the day on Tuesday morning with unsubstantiated rumours and malicious allegations about the recovery of the so-called murder weapon”.

    “This insensitive, unethical and inconsiderate reporting has a great potential of arming the persons of interests with ammunition to further complicate the police’s progress into the matter.

    “Moreover, allegations of this nature also put the investigating team under undue pressure and endangers their lives.”

    Rudolph Nkateko Baloyi, AKA’s lawyer, stated that they are fully aware of reports claiming a firearm has been found this past weekend and it is the one that was used in his assassination. Authorities chose to remain silent on the investigation.

    “We have no comment at this point,” Baloyi added.

    Main Image: AKA| Instagram

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