Lynn Forbes opens up about trauma following AKA’s death

AKA’s mom Lynn Forbes explained that trauma changes people and now there is no going back to the person she used to be before — via an Instagram Story on Thursday 30 March. Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, was shot dead outside of Wish restaurant on Florida Road, Durban on 10 February, along with his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane. His mom, Lynn Forbes, took to Instagram on Thursday 30 March to explain what the loss of a child feels like.





She explained that there is no going back to the old version of yourself — the one before the pain of losing a loved one. Instead, there is a “new normal” which you need to adapt to“Trauma permanently changes us. A major life disruption leaves a ‘new normal’ in its wake. There is no ‘back to the old me’.

You are different now. Full stop,” she wrote. This comes just a day after Lynn broke her silence on the alleged arrest of five suspects in connection to AKA’s murder. The suspects are reportedly still in police custody in Cape Town. The suspects will reportedly be brought to Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) where they are expected to be charged. Netwerk24 later reported that two more men were also arrested in Belhar after police trailed them for weeks. Lynn and AKA’s dad Tony Forbes released a statement addressing the Megacy’s reaction to the arrest of suspects.

“We are at a loss for words to describe or gratitude for the outpouring of love that we’ve received from the Megacy. We’ve seen people deeply hurt and angered by Kiernan murder and wanting justice. As a family, we empathise with the grief experienced and we understand your pain,” she wrote.

Lynn expressed that the family is concerned about the accusations and assumptions causing more harm than good. We are aware of the growing public discontent related to the progress which has been made in the investigation. However, as a family, we are deeply concerned that irresponsible actions, accusations and assumptions may cause more harm than good,” she wrote.

At this time, we call on the Megacy to mourn responsibly and ask for patience so that the law enforcers have the space to do their job. We humbly request that you continue celebrating Kiernan’s life, preserve his memory and continue his legacy through his music. Your joyous celebration of his life gives us comfort,” she continued.