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AKA hit: These are the cars and guns the police have seized

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Four vehicles and two firearms were seized by KwaZulu-Natal police in their bid to catch the suspects linked to the brazen killing of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane in February last year.

Kiernan “AKA” Forbes. File picture: David Ritchie

FOUR vehicles and two firearms were seized by KwaZulu-Natal police in their bid to catch the suspects linked to the brazen killing of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane in February last year.

This week the police unveiled the year-long investigation that saw the arrest of six suspects over a few months.

Providing a detailed insight into the arrests and the modus operandi of the investigation, KZN’s provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said four cars were used in the commission of the murders.

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The first car that the police seized was a Mercedes-Benz.

The car was seized on March 6, 2023, almost a month after the murders.

The firearm allegedly used to kill AKA was found on April 22, 2023.

A second firearm also linked to the shooting was recovered on June 23, 2023.

On August 2, 2023, the BMW that was used by a suspect referred to as the “spotter”, who apparently tailed Forbes as he arrived in Durban and made his way to his hotel, was seized.

Two other vehicles – a grey Hyundai i10 and a VW Polo were apparently hired from “an owner”.

Mkhwanazi said the cars were initially seized by the police as part of the investigation.

“A statement has been taken from the owner and two vehicles have since been released back to the owner.”

During the briefing, Mkhwanazi said that while there was speculation about arrests and developments in the case, the police could not reveal too much until all the suspects were arrested.

Four of the six suspects are expected to appear in court on Thursday.

Two suspects arrested in Eswatini over the weekend will be extradited.

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