Who killed AKA? That is a question that remains unanswered more than a month after the South African rapper's shock death. Image: @akaworldwide | Instagram

Online tickets for slain South Africa musician Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ memorial service on Friday, 17 February sold out in a matter of hours.

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Following confirmation on Tuesday from his family that a memorial service will be held on Friday at the Sandton Convention Centre at 15:00, a limited number of tickets were made available on WebTickets.

However, three hours thereafter the ‘sold out’ signs went up, such was the demand from the public to attend.

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The 35-yar-old rapper will be laid to rest on Saturday, 18 February in a private ceremony.


Taking to Twitter, AKA’s family released a statement sharing details of the funeral and memorial service which, unlike the funeral, will be open to the public.

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As extensively reported by The South African website, AKA was murdered late last Friday night after a shooting incident outside Wish restaurant on Florida Road in Durban.

The rapper, who turned 35 a fortnight prior to his death, was due to perform at a Durban nightclub, Yugo, as part of his birthday celebrations on the night when he was gunned down.

His former manager, Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane, was also killed in the shooting.

Police are in the process of conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.

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Those who weren’t able to obtain tickets to attend, can follow the memorial service LIVE on the link below: