- Nelli Tembe’s father, Moses, has warned the youth against the excessive use of drugs and alcohol as Mzansi people feel the pain for him
- Following the burial of the late AKA’s fiancée, the famous businessman Moses Tembe said her daughter was not suicidal but spoke strongly against drugs and alcohol
- Many South African social media users have related to how the father, Moses Tembe, feels and have shared their reactions
South Africans are sharing the pain felt by Nelli Tembe’s father, Moses, as he agreed that booze and drugs are problems facing many households.
He was speaking during the funeral service of Kiernan “AKA” Forbes's fiancée at the Durban International Conference Centre on Friday where he warned the youth to guard against excessive drinking and the use of illegal drugs.
Many South African social media users have also expressed the same sentiments echoed by the famous businessman as he is still mourning the loss of his beautiful daughter.
Briefly News compiles a few comments from social networkers who seem to share the same pain and understand how the proud father feels.
Moses Tembe said:
“As Anele's father, I categorically state that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide. We must as a matter of priority deal with the scourge that bedevils our youth. Alcohol which is overused and drugs. Fellow South Africans, we better wake up and smell the coffee, we have a serious problem with substance abuse.”
Nelli was engaged to rapper AKA and passed away on Sunday morning after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
@Phodiso Ramatladi said:
“This man is telling a hard truth just wrong platform. I hope he finds peace and not point his miss parenting on someone else.”
@Doodley Savage said:
“He only knew her daughter's image but not what's inside her, her thoughts etc. Our parents don't know us, same as our partners.”
@Daneline Siegelaar said:
“It looks like people have a problem with the truth. The truth will always be truth, it doesn't mean he loved her less.”
@Nomsa Xaba said:
“Words from a pained parent losing a child prematurely, it's inconsolable.”
@Collyz Makhubedu said:
“I think he is right we do have alcohol and drug problems. But also mental health is a big problem, especially the youth is very depressed (but always paint a perfect picture).”
@Yolanda Maliwa said:
“Drugs are a real issue in South Africa, I am one of the surviving victims of drugs and alcohol because of peer pressure from friends trying to fit in at college in PE (Port Elizabeth). We used to go out night clubs but thank God I survived.”
Suicide can be prevented if the right methods are taken. People are advised to talk to someone they trust about the issues they are facing. If you or anyone you know may be suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts, contact one of the South African hotline numbers below:
Suicide (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) – 0800 567 567
Assault – 0861 322 322
Depression – 0800 121 314
Trauma Line – 0800 205 026
Mental Health Line – 011 234 4837
Childline - 08000 55 555
Briefly News recently reported that AKA and his beautiful late fiancée spent their last days together in absolute bliss.
The love birds were in Cape Town, living their best life, never expecting a tragedy to take place. Social media stories showed AKA and Nelli shopping, chilling and laughing.
One of the last things they did together was to go shopping at the Laduma Ngxokolo's store. AKA shared a clip of Nelli in the store, doing what every woman does best, shop.
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