The family of South African rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes has announced the details of his funeral.
On Friday night, a drive-by shooting on Florida Road resulted in the death of the South African rapper.
The family posted a press release about AKA’s memorial and funeral arrangements on his Instagram account on Tuesday.
AKA will be buried in a private provincial funeral on February 18 and his memorial service will be held at the Sandton Convention Center on February 16 at 3 p.m.
“Memorial and funeral details of Kiernan ‘Aka’ Jarryd Forbes,” the statement reads.
“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, industry colleagues, media tributes and the legacy.
“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.
“Kiernan will be laid to rest in a private provincial funeral on Saturday, 18 February 2023.
“Memorial details include, Date: Friday, 17 February 2023, Time: 15:00 Location: Santon Convention Center.
“Limited tickets will be available on webtickets; the memorial will also be live streamed on the Akaworldwide youtube page.
“We’d also like to acknowledge our extended family, the Mohosanas for their unwavering support during this time, as Bongani Mahosana will be in absentia at the memorial and funeral due to observing cultural protocol.
“Tony forbes, kiernan’s father has been appointed as the official family spokesperson and will be giving a public statement to media today at 3pm.”