South African rapper, AKA, has been shot and killed in Durban.

Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA, a South African rapper, has allegedly been shot dead in Durban.

Kiernan Forbes, popularly known as AKA

Details of his murder remained hazy at the time this article was published.

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AKA was expected to perform at his birthday party on Friday.

However, he was accosted by unknown gunmen who fatally him several times, in what appears to be a hit, outside a restaurant on Florida Road. The event has since been cancelled

Another person believed to be AKA’s bodyguard, was also wounded, while another unidentified person, who is understood to be a close friend of AKA,has been shot dead.

It is understood that AKA was standing outside the Wish Restaurant when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

Two unknown cars are believed to have opened fire on the rapper.

Several police sources confirmed the rapper’s death. 

The shooting happened just before 10pm.

Police had cordoned off the area when an IOL team arrived at the scene on Friday night.

Speaking to IOL, stunned patrons at a nearby restaurant confirmed AKA had been standing outside Wish when he was gunned down.

Garrith Jamieson, a spokesperson for ALS Paramedics said Florida Road has been closed off after the shooting incident Florida Road where two people have been confirmed deceased.