Late SA rapper AKA's memorial and funeral details revealed

The musician was gunned down last Friday

Piece by: Maureen Waruinge

• Two gunmen approached the singer across the street and shot at close range.

• Motive of the shooting is unknown.

Late SA rapper AKA's memorial and funeral program
Late SA rapper AKA's memorial and funeral program

Details of the memorial and funeral program for the late South African rapper AKA has been released by his family.

According to a detailed program, he will be laid to rest in a private provincial ceremony on Saturday 18 February.

The memorial will be held on Friday, February 17, at Sandton convention center with part of the memorial reading,

"We as the Forbes family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love we have received over the past few days. Kiernan wasn’t just loved by us as a family, but by the nation, as we’ve seen from loved ones, friends, media tributes and the MEGACY.

It is our wish to celebrate the life of Kiernan with those he touched and impacted through his gift of music. His memorial will therefore be open to the public as well as streamed online on YouTube." wrote the family

Late SA rapper AKA's memorial and funeral program released
Late SA rapper AKA's memorial and funeral program released

Kiernan Forbes, 35, was killed with his close friend, Tebello 'Tibz' Motsoane, as they were walking toward their car.

"They were allegedly approached by two armed suspects who walked to them from across the street and shot the victims at close range," police said in a statement.

The 35-year-old musician's death was confirmed by his family.

"It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son," his parents Tony and Lynn Forbes said.

"Our son was loved, and he gave love in return. To us, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend [and] most importantly father to his beloved daughter Kairo."  

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