The hitmen who assassinated South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, famously known as AKA, may have been paid almost R250 000, a report claims.
A Durban-based taxi boss who has knowledge of professional hits told TimesLive that hits could range from R10 000 to kill an ordinary person with no bodyguards to R500 000.
The man, who was not named, said the “more dangerous” a person was, the more expensive the contract killing became, reported IOL, citing the report in TimesLive.
The taxi boss said executing a hit could take time, and a hit for a person with bodyguards could take months to execute.
The taxi boss said that to carry out the hit, someone had to inform the killers of AKA’s whereabouts, one person was hired to pull the trigger, and someone to drive the getaway car.
In addition, the taxi boss said the hitmen who killed AKA were not amateurs. He said:
They shot the two people in the presence of many. An amateur would not be able to do that. These are serious hitmen.
AKA was gunned down outside Wish Restaurant in Florida Road, Durban on 10 February alongside a friend, Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane.
Forbes was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Saturday.
Police are yet to arrest any suspect in connection with the murders.