Condolence messages are pouring in on social media following the death of AKA’s fiancée. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday morning in Cape Town. While unconfirmed reports have pointed to a suicide, the Forbes and Tembe families did not divulge Anele Tembe’s cause of death but only said she had been in a tragic incident.
The families have issued a statement expressing regret over her death describing it as untimely. The families say they are still in shock.
Tembe’s body was found on a street in Cape Town. She allegedly jumped to her death from the top of a hotel building.
Police have opened an inquest docket.
Tembe’s fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, known to his fans as AKA, is said to be inconsolable.
The Tembe and Forbes families described Anele as an exceptional and gifted young woman who had a promising life ahead of her.
Tembe is said to have had depression and had tried taking her life last year but didn’t go through with it after the police intervened.
— PHizZaY 😈 (@PhizZaY) April 11, 2021
I can confirm that rapper AKA’s fiancée Nellie was involved in a fatal incident in Capetown.
The rapper’s management is not at liberty to share any further details and have requested that we give the family time to deal with the shock.
I’m told AKA is grief stricken. pic.twitter.com/v9sT2XOGro
— Kgopolo Mphela ☕️ (@PhilMphela) April 11, 2021
South Africans have been sending condolences to the artist and both families. Some have even thrown witchcraft accusations, against AKA’s former love interests, into the mix. A claim slated by many, who even urged the accused women to sue.
Can you guys leave Zinhle out of AKA situation for once please? You can’t even spell her name correct, omoloi sisi 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/HsR4HMGZyj
— Zethu💞 👑 (@MsNtfulini) April 11, 2021
Please leave Zinhle and Bonang out of this Nellie situation 🙏🏽🙏🏽 Let’s be respectful
And let the love ones handle this in peace ❤️🕊
— uYesu Nyana KaThixo (@uYesuKrestu) April 11, 2021
People saying there’s no way Nellie could’ve committed suicide considering she was about to get married and seemed happy shows how much people don’t understand depression
— Golden Medusa ✨🐉 (@_GoldenMedusaa) April 11, 2021
We are a sad generation with happy pictures
Nellie | AKAs | AKA pic.twitter.com/Qne9eiUxtC
— Swati Kool Kid 🇿🇦 (@Muzi_Mallet) April 11, 2021
This Nellie situation makes me realize that you can lose someone you love at anytime, it’s really important to appreciate them while they’re still alive 💔
— $ ͪ ⷶ ͧ ᷠ_ ᷜ ͤ ꙷ ᷦ🕊️ (@_ShaunKeyz) April 11, 2021
Mega my heart bleeds for you🥺🥺🥺
Nellie 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/gTYLuOre4w
— Ke Lerato🇿🇦 (@Miota1) April 11, 2021
So triggered by Nellie’s death. 💔 Truth is, people are silently going through a lot. Be kind always, because everyone is fighting a battle no one knows about, and above all else, take care of your mental health.💚
— Empress (@Sets______) April 11, 2021
— Dior Dior (@DiorDio83301513) April 11, 2021
— Precious Pearl (@PreshazPearl) April 11, 2021
Nellie looked so happy .. then boom.
If she was depressed.. you wouldn’t know.. which goes to show that you never really know what someone is dealing with.💔
I pray for her family,friends, AKA and everyone who was close to her.💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/YE0tBaDzic
— @RealRaspy Ndlovu🏳️🌈🏳️🌈 (@RealRaspyy) April 11, 2021
— ILoveOzone4life💜 (@asivebaby) April 11, 2021
— FELICITY 🔱🇧🇼🇿🇦 (@FtshikediThaba) April 11, 2021
I don’t even wanna imagine what Kiernan is going going through right now. That one, destroys me more.
— The Iron Duke💜🖤💙 (@ScelonG) April 11, 2021