- Social media has been inundated with messages of shock and grief and the sudden and tragic death of AKA's fiancé Nellie Tembe
- At first, people were not sure that it was true with many simply not willing to believe the 22-year-old had died
- Reports eventually confirmed the tragic news and AKA and the Tembe family are besides themselves with grief
Social media platforms have been inundated with messages of shock and disbelief at the news of AKA's fiancé Nellie Tembe's tragic death.
When the news first broke there were conflicting reports with many simply not believing that the young 22-year-old had died. She was set to be married soon to the love of her life.
However, when reports confirmed the tragic news, Mzansi took to social media to react to the incident.
Briefly News sourced a number of the social media posts shared about the tragic death of Nellie Tembe:
"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."
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
Me praying AKA wakes up and dismisses these claims about the alleged death of his fiancé Nellie.
Nellie & AKA were at the Maxhosa store probably shopping for their traditional wedding attires I really hope this ain’t true and who ever put up that story/confirmed catches a case.
The situation is not clear and details are sketchy about what had happened. Tembe's family will reportedly release a statement soon.
Some social media users shared their opinions on what might have happened:
"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."
"Eish, people don’t know depression... Questions like ‘What’s depressing you?’ This is why we don’t open up about it. We mask it and struggle silently."
"Honestly! Some go on to say she looked happy on AKA's stories. The thing with depression, I could look happy now and 5minutes later hear I throw myself in front of a bus."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that 22-year-old Nelli Tembe has tragically died after allegedly falling from the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. She was the fiancé of a popular South African rapper AKA, real name Jarryd Forbes.
Details are not clear about what happened but according to Times Live Forbes and Tembe's family would release a statement.
A source close to the rapper has said that he is inconsolable with grief. According to the Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk, the crime scene is being investigated and a case has been opened.
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