AKA Is Inconsolable – Family Speaks On Nelli Tembe’s Sudden Death
After the tragic death of AKA’s fiancée Nelli Tembe, the Forbes and Tembe family have released a joint press statement confirming her death.
“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. Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021,” the statement read.
The families said they are still in shock.
“We 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.”
The families have further asked for privacy in this difficult period of their lives.
“At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal,” the statement continued.
Nelli is reported to have died after jumping from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday 11th April.
Details as to why she did that haven’t been revealed yet, but Western Cape police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk told the Daily Suns publication: “Crime scene experts are still on the scene combing the area for clues.
“Cape Town central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 at the corner of Loop and Bloem streets in the Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found.”