AKA murder: Eswatini is still awaiting SA’s extradition application


Two brothers who were arrested in Eswatini last month for their alleged role in the murder of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, still cannot be extradited to South Africa to stand trial here for the murders.

This is because the authorities in Eswatini have not yet received an application from their South African counterparts.

Siyabonga and Malusi Ndimande appeared again in a court in Manzini on Tuesday before the case was postponed until next week.

The two brothers are accused together with five others, including two of their brothers, of the sensational murder of Forbes and Motsoane a year ago.

Their five co-accused have appeared several times in the Durban Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murders.

However, since their respective arrests at the end of last month, the seven men have not all moved into one dock together.

RNews previously reported that Forbes (35) and Motsoane (34) were shot dead on 10 February last year in Florida Road in Morningside, Durban, shortly after they had dinner at the Wish restaurant.

Before his death, Forbes was followed from the Durban airport to his hotel in Umhlanga and then to Wish where he and Motsoane were shot dead.

Two armed suspects crossed the street on the night in question and shot Forbes and Motsoane at close range before running away. Forbes and Motsoane were both pronounced dead at the scene.