Brigadier Vela Cele has been given the mammoth activity of investigating the homicide of slain musician Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, affectionately often called AKA.
In the course of the anouncement of the Quarter 3 Crime Statistics on Friday, 17 February, Police Minister Bheki Cele stated that the brigadier — who has been awarded earlier than for his glorious work — will head the investigation.
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BRIGADIER VELA CELE APPOINTED IN AKA MURDER INVESTIGATION
In keeping with IOL, Brigadier Cele is legendary for monitoring down Luyanda Botha in simply 10 days. Botha was sentenced for the rape and homicide of 19-year-old College of Cape City (UCT) pupil Uyinene Mrwetyana.
On the seventh SAPS Nationwide Excellence Awards, Brigadier Cele was honoured for his position which led the Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to finalise the homicide and rape trial in three months.
Rapper AKA was brutally murdered together with his good friend and superstar chef and creator Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane outdoors Want Restaurant on Florida Highway in Durban on Friday, 10 February, when two gunmen opened fireplace that fateful night time.
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POLICE SIEZE CELLPHONES
Talking at a media briefing through the launch of the quarterly crime stats in Cape City, KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant Normal Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, stated that they’ve siezed cellphones that they imagine will assist shed some mild into the investigation of the grotesque homicide of each AKA and Tibz.
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“We have now collected cellphones, and we’re busy downloading some information; now we have additionally collected a number of movies from totally different CCTV cameras that we might discover, and that might help us.
“We have now additionally obtained our accomplished ballistic experiences from forensics. So, there’s various work that the workforce remains to be busy with. The viewing of the footage and evaluation of the fabric that has been downloaded from the cellphones are nonetheless ongoing.”
The 2 associates have been laid to relaxation on the weekend throughout two separate non-public funerals in Johannesburg.