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Alleged Businessman Link Emerges in AKA Murder Trial: Prosecutors Present Evidence

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Prince Jean

Mar 29, 2024

AKA Murder Trial

Police allege businessman's connection to AKA murder case. @maserumetro

In the ongoing trial concerning the tragic murder of South African musician AKA and his companion, court documents have unveiled a potential connection implicating a prominent businessman, Sydney Mfundo Gcaba, from a notable South African family. This revelation comes as prosecutors delve into the backgrounds of the accused gunmen.


According to the disclosed court records, a company owned by Mr. Gcaba transferred a substantial sum of over 800,000 rands to one of the suspects, Mziwethemba Harvey Gwabeni, mere hours after the distressing incident took place. Notably, phone records presented by the prosecution indicate a call between Gwabeni and Mr. Gcaba preceding the financial transaction.


As the trial unfolds, Mr. Gcaba has yet to formally address these allegations. Prosecutors assert that the funds disbursed by Mr. Gcaba's company were purportedly divided among the seven suspects implicated in the shooting. Gwabeni, among the accused, contends that the transfer was remuneration for consulting services rendered to the company. However, authorities argue the lack of substantial evidence supporting this assertion.


The Gcaba family, renowned for their substantial business enterprises in South Africa, notably within the taxi industry, has refrained from issuing public statements regarding the allegations.

Law enforcement agencies are intensifying their investigative efforts to ascertain any potential motives behind Mr. Gcaba's purported involvement in the tragic incident, as the trial progresses.


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