Five suspects in AKA, Tibz murders to apply for bail

AKA murder accused
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The bail application for five of the seven suspects linked to the murders of rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane is expected to start in the Durban Magistrate Court on Thursday.

Forbes and Motsoane were gunned down outside a Durban restaurant in February last year.

The suspects are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and money laundering.

In the last court appearance, the state added more charges against the five accused.

The five suspects – Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi, Lindani Ndimande, Eddie Myeza, Mziwethemba Gwabeni and Lindokuhle Ndimande – are expected to appear for their formal bail application.

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They face 12 charges, which include murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and money laundering.

The state alleges in the charge sheet that Gwabeni is the alleged co-ordinator of the alleged hit on Kiernan “AKA’ Forbes on the 10th of February last year.

The state says Gwabeni orchestrated and facilitated the payment of money to the other accused.

In the charge sheet, the state says the payment was done on the 11th of February, the day after the murder. It’s believed more than R800 000 was shared amongst the five accused.

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Meanwhile, South Africa has yet to complete the extradition process for the remaining two accused, who appeared in the Manzini Magistrate’s Court in the Kingdom of Eswatini this week.

During their previous appearance, State Prosecutor Macebo Nxumalo told the court that their South African counterpart had yet to file the official extradition request.

He said they are still within the 30-day deadline prescribed for extradition applications.

Nxumalo further requested the court to grant them permission to hand over to the South African Police Service four cell phones that were found in possession of the accused.