The Gcaba family says the R800k paid to AKA’s murder suspect was for purely business purpose

Gcaba family denies killing AKA

The Gcaba family released a statement denying involvement in the killing of Kiernan AKA Forbes.

Sydney Mfundo Gcaba of the taxi business-owning family was linked to the murder of the rapper and his friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.

State prosecutor Advocate Elvis Gcweka, said during court proceedings that one of the suspects who is the alleged mastermind in the murder, Muziwethemba Harvey Gwabeni, received more than R800 000 a day after the murder from Gcaba’s company, Bright Circle, and the money was split between the suspects thereafter.

The family released a statement acknowledging that money was sent but for purely business purposes.

“Since the name of our brother Mfundo Gcaba was recently mentioned in court in the murder trial of Mr Tebello Montsoane and the late South African music icon, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, there has been much speculation in the public domain about the reason for one payment that was mentioned by the prosecution,” the statement reads.

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“We acknowledge the gravity of the situation at hand and the widespread interest it has garnered. We wish to express our unwavering faith in the South African judiciary and affirm our commitment to cooperating fully with all arms of the state in the pursuit of justice.”

“In light of recent developments and the allegations directed towards our brother, Mfundo, we wish to clarify the following: Mfundo is an adult and is a successful businessman involved in various sectors, including coal mining and the taxi industry. It is important to note that financial transactions between him and Mr Gwabeni were purely for business purposes. These numerous transactions over a long period of time can be verified through bank records and were neither unique nor isolated.”

“We believe in the principle of fairness and the right to be heard, and we urge that this opportunity be extended to him at the earliest convenience,” the statement continues.

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“It is crucial to understand that Mfundo has assured the family that he has no connections to any illegal activities, nor does he have any motive to engage in such. His business dealings are legitimate and transparent, having nothing to hide from anyone, least of all our law enforcement.”