Accused in murders of AKA, Tibz claims police assaulted him

Scene of AKA and Tibz murder.
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One of the accused in the murder trial of rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane has told the Durban Magistrate’s Court that he was assaulted by police and forced to confess.

Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi is among five suspects applying for bail on Thursday for the murders.

The pair were shot and killed in Durban last year.

Mkhwanazi also has pending charges of murder, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, in a separate matter.

Speaking through his lawyer Advocate Simphiwe Mlotshwa, Mkhwanazi says, “The assault upon me by the police started immediately. Though I have been told in Mtubatuba my arrest is that of Mr William Kunene, I was greatly surprised that during the assault by the police, also telling me, demanded me, to make a confession statement to the murder of AKA instead of Kunene, [for] which I have been arrested. I denied steadfastly any involvement with the murder of AKA.”

Suspects in the murders of AKA and Tibz appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court: