His parents announced his passing on the evening of February 10, 2023, and confirmed it in a statement posted on the 35-year-old artist’s social media accounts early on Saturday. They added that they were still awaiting more information from Durban police.
In a different statement, the KwaZulu-Natal police reported that two men, ages 34 and 35, were fatally wounded shortly after 10 p.m. m. Saturday night local time.
The unidentified victims appeared to be walking back to their car after leaving a restaurant when “two armed suspects allegedly approached them and walked to them from across the street and shot the victims at close range,” according to police. It is said that the suspects left the scene on foot. “.
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In the statement, it was stated that both men had been pronounced dead at the scene, and that police were still looking into the shooting’s motivation.
According to Robert Netshiunda, a police spokesperson, a “well-known rapper” had been killed, but police would “not be releasing any names of the victims” until after an investigation.
Although the second victim has not yet been given a name, local media have named him as a rapper friend.
Forbes was scheduled to release his new album “Mass Country” later this month. Forbes was best known for the song “Lemons (Lemonade). He had previously been nominated for an MTV Europe music award and had won several South African awards.
The rapper was honored by the Southern African Music Rights Organization, which noted his “immense contribution to the South African music industry. “.
The murder rate in South Africa is among the highest in the world. A shooting at a house party in the country last month resulted in eight fatalities and three injuries.