Cape Town – Police in KwaZulu-Natal have denied claims made by the media that the firearm used in the murders of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane has been recovered.
Media reports had suggested that the alleged murder weapon was found in Umlazi, but the police have refuted these claims.
A source close to the investigation had stated that a 9mm pistol recovered in Umlazi was positively linked to the shooting incident, but the police spokesperson emphasised that they would not comment on the alleged weapon.
The police criticised media houses for their unethical reporting, stating that it could potentially hinder the investigation.
“Some media houses, who clearly seem hell-bent to botch any police endeavours to find the killers and bring justice to the families of the victims, started the day on Tuesday morning with unsubstantiated rumours and malicious allegations about the recovery of the so-called murder weapon,” said provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda.
“This insensitive, unethical and inconsiderate reporting has great potential of arming the persons of interest with ammunition to further complicate police progress into the matter.”
AKA and Tibz were fatally shot in Durban in February.
Watch as Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda speaks to SABC below
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu