Nelli Tembe: A Look Into the Facts Around the Woman's Death so Far

Nelli Tembe: A Look Into the Facts Around the Woman's Death so Far

- It's been a day since the news of Anele 'Nelli' Tembe was shared with the world

- Details about her fall from a Cape Town CBD high-rise building have been very sketchy as it was unclear whether she fell or jumped

- Briefly News takes a look at the details around her death that have been made clear so far

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On Sunday morning, South Africa was rocked by the news of Nelli Tembe's death, who is the fiancèe of Mzansi rapper, Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA. According to various reports, the young woman fell from the tenth floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town CBD.

Nelli Tembe: A Look Into the Facts Around the Woman's Death so Far
Mzansi is still shocked about Nelli Tembe's passing. Images: @AKAworldwide
Source: Instagram

Local publications reveal that witnesses remember hearing a man scream and then hearing a loud thud at around 07:45 am.

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Western Cape Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed that investigations into an incident involving the 22-year-old woman's fall from the building have been opened and that crime scene experts were looking for evidence from the scene of the incident.

Meanwhile, both families have released statements asking the public to please respect their privacy and give them some time to deal with the shock of the sudden death of Anele, who they affectionately called 'Nelli', TimesLive reports.

The statement from the Forbes family also revealed that the young rapper was apparently distraught and "inconsolable" at the time of writing. They also shared some kind words about Nelli who they described as "kind" and "nurturing."

So far, #RIPNelli has been trending alongside #AKA as many locals weigh in on the unclear yet tragic incident that took place on Sunday. South African celebrities such as Boity Thulo, Cassper Nyovest and Lasizwe have also shared their thoughts.

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Briefly News also reported that Mzansi is still coming to terms with the death of AKA's fiancée, Nelli Tembe. Nelli passed away on Sunday morning and tributes have been pouring in on social media.

An eyewitness has come out and spoken about what transpired on the day of Nellie's death. A security guard who was on the scene has given an account of what took place that morning.

"I thought it was a car crash and we went to look. At first, we didn’t see anything, and then someone shouted that there was someone lying on the street,” they said.

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