Durban Restaurant Shuts Down after AKA Murder

by | Apr 5, 2023 | Entertainment, International | 0 comments

Durban Restaurant Shuts Down after AKA Murder

Mako Jerera

South Africa – The Durban restaurant where South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA was shot dead is closing down due to low numbers of customers since the incident happened.

Wish On Florida which started operating in 2019 announced on Monday that it was closing its doors permanently on April 10.

AKA was shot dead near the eatery on the night of February 10.

In a statement, the restaurant management said business had not been doing well, forcing the directors to close.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the imminent closure of Wish on Florida effective 10th April 2023 – where we will be hosting The Last Supper.

“Wish on Florida was certainly a wish come true for two black entrepreneurs who dedicated the last three years to building a successful black-owned restaurant in the heart of Durban, winning the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur Award at the Durban Tourism Business Awards in 2022.

We thank the city of Durban for its tremendous support in the last three years. Catering for you and the rest of the country has been an absolute joy; your support will forever be grateful.

“To our staff members who are the fabric that held Wish On Florida together – this was not an easy decision. Our efforts to keep our doors open to ensure the security of our employees that has been difficult, and unfortunately, the above-mentioned has led to an untimely farewell.

“Thank you for your dedication and passion to providing Wish On Florida the best service and quality. Thank you for embracing and embodying our vision and bringing it to life every day for the last three years. We invite the public to join us on last trading week as we have an exciting line-up [and] activations from April 7 to leading to ‘The Last Supper’ on April 10.”