Cape Town – South African musician Don Design has taken to social media to open up about the heartbreak he feels and how “rough” the past couple of days have been trying to deal with the death of his friend and colleague, AKA.
The rapper was shot dead outside a restaurant on Florida Road in Durban on Friday, February 10, 2023.
Don said he struggled to express, in words, what AKA had meant to him.
“My heart is shattered and the past couple of days have been nothing short of surreal. I am writing this with great difficulty, trying to put in words what you really meant to me. I would never have imagined that I would be putting together such a message,” Don wrote on Instagram.
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Don reflected on the memories he shared with AKA and on the lessons he had learned from him.
“I keep thinking about all the moments we shared and replaying our memories together. I wish I had one last chance to thank you for showing me what the true meaning of brotherhood is. I am indebted to you for believing in me, believing in my dreams and aspirational visions, especially in moments where I lacked such belief.
“I’m in awe of all that you have accomplished in your lifetime. Your work ethic was unparalleled. You followed your path with honesty and integrity. I will try my level best to follow the path you have laid for us.”
He also sent a message of condolence to AKA’s family members.
“To Uncle Tony, Aunty Lynne, Stef, Baby K, Nadia & Zinhle – with heartfelt sympathy, may the Lord heal your hearts and comfort your souls. Let prayer be your ray of hope. Prayer has the power to transform pain and to lift your spirits so that you may overcome this moment. I love you.”
“Kiernan, you have left this world without me, but someday, in my heart of hearts, I believe we will meet again and be together again,” he added.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin