AKA’s fiancee, a South African rapper, has died, and the news of her untimely and tragic death has shocked the nation.
Nelli Tembe allegedly jumped out of a building in the early hours of Sunday, April 11, 2021, according to news that surfaced on Sunday morning.
After claims that police were investigating an incident at the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town, the news of the ‘apparent suicide’ broke on Sunday morning.
On Sunday afternoon, the mourning families of the recently deceased 22-year-old and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, issued a statement.
— Marvin Charles (@MarvinCharles_) April 11, 2021
The statement read: “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. 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.”