‘A Step At A Time’: Don Design On Moving On After AKA’s Death

Don Design — real name Tshediso Mokoko — has appeared to struggle since the death of his close friend, rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known to fans as AKA, but recently, he has shared with his Instagram followers just how he has kept it together during his time of grief.

Following AKA’s death on Florida Road, outside Wish Restaurant in Durban on 10 February, a CCTV footage showing Don Design in what many viewers online said was suspicious behavior, Don Design was blamed by many of AKA’s fans for allegedly being an accomplice in the beloved late South African musician’s fatal shooting.

In the orchestrated murder, AKA’s friend celebrity chef Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane also lost his life.

Since AKA’s funeral, Don Design has kept his head under water, however recently, he’s seemingly ready to pick up the pieces and live his life.

Taking to his Instagram on Wednesday, Don Design posted a picture of himself and captioned it,

“A step at a time.”

According to his social media, he has also returned back to work and has made his appearance back in the club scene.


“❤️,” @lynnforbesza reacted.

“🫂.” @nadianakai reacted.

“✨,” @tshepivundla reacted.

“One foot in front of the other, sthandwa sam ❤️,” @abrooklynwinter said.

“One day at a time… ⚡️,” @zakdoka wrote.

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