AKA Will Not Get A State Funeral – Presidency Rejects Request

The Presidency has rejected a proposal from the Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lusuif’s office to give Kiernan “AKA“ Forbes a state funeral.

According to the report, Guanteng Premier Panyaza Lusuif’s office requested President Cyril Ramaphosa to hold a provincial State Funeral in honour of the late rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes by draping his coffin with the South African flag and flying the flag at half-mast.

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“We felt that a person of this international stature… there must be some form of honour and we want to clarify that it was not a financial contribution, but it was an honour of draping the coffin, ensuring the flag flies at half-mast, and ensuring that it [is] a befitting funeral.”

“We will also provide security support for the family and ensure that the family feels our support and our comfort.”

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The rapper was killed in front of a restaurant on Florida Road in Durban,  in a crime that looked like a hit.

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