South African rapper, AKA's fiancée falls to her death from 10th floor of hotel


South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, popularly known as AKA, is mourning the passing of his fiancee, Anele "Nelli" Tembe.

Anele, 22, was said have died in the early hours of Sunday after she fell off
fell from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.

Police said it has commenced investigation to ascertain the actual cause of her death.

In a joint statement released shortly after the tragedy, AKA and Anele's family expressed shock over her demise.

According to the statement, the development has left the rapper “inconsolable” as families and friends are trying to help him overcome the loss.

“It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancée, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021,” it read.

“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.”

The hotel’s general manager, Efi Ella, who also confirmed the incident, called for calm amid investigations into the circumstances that led to her death.

AKA and Anele were said to have started dating last year.

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