- AKA's father, Tony Forbes, spoke at a prayer meeting held by the Tembe family after the passing of their daughter
- Forbes, who was speaking on behalf of AKA, shared fond memories of meeting Nelli and her family
- The Tembe family members were represented by a spokesperson who also spoke well of the late 22-year-old.
AKA’s father, Tony Forbes, was among the speakers at the first prayer meeting held by the family of Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe, a day after her untimely passing.
Nelli was engaged to rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes. She died after she allegedly dropped from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
News24 reported that on Monday, 12 April, the Tembe and Forbes families got together to pay tribute to Nellie. The prayer meeting took place via Zoom due to the current Covid-19 regulations.
AKA’s father Tony Forbes spoke on behalf of his son. He extended sympathy to the Tembe family.
Recalling how he met Nelli, he described her as respectful and confident. Just two weeks ago, AKA’s family travelled to Durban to meet Nelli’s family for lobola negotiations. Forbes described the Tembes as “welcoming”.
The Forbes will be returning to Durban on Tuesday, 13 April to prepare for the funeral arrangements. The Tembe family spokesperson and MC, Clive Manci said Nelli and her father Moses Tembe had a good relationship. The pair apparently had a lot in common, including their love of food.
Nellie’s cousin and one of her friends also spoke at the service.
Meanwhile, Briefly News 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.
The security guard said that they had a closer look and realised that it was a naked woman who was still breathing at the time.
A Netcare spokesperson, Shawn Herbst, told IOL that the patient (Nelli) had critical injuries and the paramedics on the scene tried to treat her by giving life support.
"While stabilising the patient her condition rapidly deteriorated and she was sadly declared deceased on the scene,” said the spokesperson.
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