The news of AKA’s fiancée, Anele Nelli Tembe, took SA by surprise with many finding it difficult to absorb it. Many asked how can someone who looked happy a few hours ago attempt suicide, well the family has confirmed the sad news of the passing of their daughter.
The statement issued by both families (Tembes and Forbes) read: “It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021.
“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions, as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman, with so much life ahead of her. She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing to those around her. Her fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends. At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.“
Nelli is said to have committed suicide at the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town. According to paramedics, she had jumped from the 10th floor of the hotel.
SAPS spokesperson FC van Wyk said: “Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 07:45 on the corners of Loop and Bloem Street, Cape Town CBD where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics had responded to a fall outside a hotel in the Cape Town city centre.
“Shortly after 08H00 Sunday morning, Netcare 911 responded to a fall outside a hotel in the Cape Town city centre. Reports from the scene indicate that a 22-year-old female had allegedly jumped from the tenth floor, landing on the road below.
“Medics assessed the patient who had sustained critical injuries and was treated on scene by an advanced life support paramedic. While stabilizing the patient her condition rapidly deteriorated and she was sadly declared deceased on the scene,” Herbst said.
Two weeks ago AKA paid lobola for Nelli and just last night they had partied the night away.
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