- Kiernan Forbes, also known as AKA, has broken his silence about losing his fiancée Anele Tembe
- Through a statement, AKA expressed that he was heartbroken and still in grief over the incident and the aftermath
- The rapper thanked all those who have supported him during this difficult time, including his loyal fanbase
Kiernan 'AKA' Forbes has finally spoken up about the death of his fiancée, Anele 'Nelli' Tembe. In a statement released online, the rapper shared that the passing of “the love of his life” was difficult to process.
“Every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele so much and I'm heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together.”
The rapper went on to say that the tragedy took a toll on his mental health.
“Insinuations and innuendos made on my personhood have made it even more difficult to process, and the strain our families have taken is unspeakable.”
Forbes said that he has decided to retreat from the public in order to find some clarity over the situation. He went on to say that he would be handing over his social media accounts to his management for the time being.
“Please respect our privacy as we go through our grieving process, and please continue to keep our families in your prayers.”
AKA thanked all those who have been in his corner since the tragedy: his mother and father, the Tembe family, political allies and his Megacy fan base.
Briefly News had previously reported that Anele 'Nelli' Tembe, AKA's late fiancée was laid to rest last week in KwaZulu-Natal. Her funeral was streamed on YouTube. Her family is still grief-stricken and AKA is still in disbelief. Speaking at the funeral, Nelli's dad said that his daughter's death was not due to what people think.
Nelli's father, Moses Tembe, warned the youth about the use of alcohol and drugs. This has caused a stir on social media. Fans are now speculating what really could have happened
Nelli fell from the 10th floor of a hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.
He also encouraged AKA to accept Christ into his life in the closing of his speech and acknowledged the pain he is going through.
Check out the reactions from social media below:
"So Anele Tembe's dad is alluding to substance abuse. He knows his daughter best angeke siphikise but I hope he understands that depression and substance abuse can co-exist which can lead to suicide as well."
"Anele Tembe's funeral is making me realise that our parents really don't know us! They don't."
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