AKA & Nelli update : touching message Tembe’s cousin, Nondumiso

Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe has reportedly been descried by her family as “a stylish woman” who was passionate about food and also loved her family.

According to Drum, the family members said this during the first prayer meeting following her death on Sunday.

Tembe, who was engaged to South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, fell from the tenth floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape TownThe staff at Pepper Club Hotel, where Anele “Nellie” Tembe, the fiancée of South Africa rapper AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes ) died, are reportedly receiving counseling following the incident that occurred on Sunday.“It’s very unfortunate, Nellie, she is 22 years old, her partner is Mr Forbes, who is a valued guest of ours and has been staying with us for many, many years, and we are very sad about this tragedy. Obviously, it’s traumatising so we are offering counselling to the team,” Ella was quoted as saying.

Police were still investigating the circumstances that led to Tembe’s death.Nondumiso is a well-known South African actress and singer who has starred in numerous series and TV shows, including Generations in which she played Phumelele Miya.

She also starred in the role of Mavis on the HBO original series, True Blood.

The sudden death of Tembe is still unfolding.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said on Monday an inquest document had been opened, “with no new developments to report”.

On Sunday, police said they were investigating a case “after an incident at a hotel about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets in the Cape Town CBD where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased”.

Rumours swirled on social media who the victim was, with reports suggesting Tembe. Police are investigating an incident at the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.

Both Tembe’s and AKA’s families released a joint statement confirming the passing of Tembe.

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“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,” they said.

The families said AKA was “inconsolable” and surrounded by family and close friends in this time of grief. They asked to be given privacy and “time to heal”.

Their relationship was made public in June 2020. AKA popped the question in February of this year. A lobola ceremony was held last month in Tembe’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal attended by family members and friends.

The couple recently did a photoshoot for the rapper’s clothing line, Bhovamania, and celebrated Easter together. AKA was performing at the weekend in Cape Town attended by Tembe who was seen dancing and supporting him.