AKA’s bodyguard arrested in connection with charges that include murder

AKA's bodyguard Anwar "Dogg" Khan (Pictures via @JohnsonAwalle/Twitter and @akaworldwide)

Anwar Khan, the long-time bodyguard of slain South African rapper AKA, is one of 15 people that have been arrested in connection with charges that include murder, attempted murder, fraud, corruption and racketeering at the University of Fort Hare.

Khan, who owns The Pentagon Group, a private security agency took care of Forbes’s security in Durban, where he was eventually shot dead, for eight years.

Known widely as “Dogg”, Khan’s security company has protected the likes of TD Jakes, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.

Khan has attended the bail application of the suspects arrested for AKA’s murder in Durban, Florida Road in February 2023. He previously told media in South Africa that he believed the true mastermind behind AKA’s death was still at large.

Police national top brass including Minister Bheki Cele, commissioner Fannie Masemola and UFH vice-chancellor Sakhela Buhlungu were among those who attended proceedings this week, as Khan and his co-accused were arraigned before the court.

The accused are: Isaac Plaatjies, Anna Smith, Paul Tladi, Lucrecia Davids, Mbulelo Gingcana, Louis Mawila, Nozuko Mabombo, Gosain van der Haar, Thamsanqa Sonjica, Terrence Joubert, Bradley Conradie, Sarah Burger, Craig Retief, Nthabiseng Makhoba and Khan.

Masemola said authorities were keen to see justice delivered on individuals that were believed to have been behind criminality at the institution.

“The team has been hard at work in getting to the bottom of who is behind fraud, corruption and the murders at the university. They will continue to investigate and hunt those who are found to have had a hand in any wrongdoing.

“Our focus is to bring before court a case that will be able to stand in court with all the evidence that has been collected by the team.”

NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali confirmed that the bail application for those arrested will now proceed on April 11 and April 12. Telly Africa


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