- AKA is reportedly doing the best he can to keep himself together after the devastating loss he recently suffered
- The rapper is seeking comfort in the arms of loved ones and has reportedly started grief counselling, according to his publicist
- AKA was described as inconsolable after the death of his partner Anele 'Nelli' Tembe
Rapper AKA Is reportedly struggling to come to terms with the untimely loss of his fiancée Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe.
The publication added that the support from both his family and the Tembes have provided him with much-needed comfort.
Nelli passed away after falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub hotel in Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday morning, 11 April. The circumstances of her falling remain unclear as police continue to investigate.
AKA’s father Tony Forbes spoke on behalf of his son. He extended sympathy to the Tembe family.
Recalling how he met Nellie, 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”.
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported that Nondumiso Tembe, Nellie’s older sister, took to social media to remember her. She posted a photo with her little sister and said:
“My baby, Ngiphelelwe amazwi - Words fail me right now. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Lala kahle, mbali yethu. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent kind words of comfort.”
Social media users shared words of comfort with her. Twitter user @Stiggamagic said:
“We are with you in prayer. May God give you and your family strength. People never really leave you. They leave you outworthly but remain with you in-worthy [sic]. From time to time moments in life will remind you of her and you shall feel her presence. May her soul RIP.”
“Oh Nondu... Dudu Sisi, please draw strength from God’s Grace which is sufficiently provided. Kindly find solace in knowing that your beloved baby Sisi is at PEACE with God now. May she rest peacefully.”
“Death be not proud. Deepest condolences to you and family. May the good Lord grant you comfort (for He is closer to the broken-hearted) and strength. It's very heartbreaking. Phephi sisi wam...”
“Phephi, I can't begin to imagine what you and your family are going through. Strength to you all.”
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