Kiernan Forbes Trends as Mzansi Weighs In on Statement: "Strength to You"

Kiernan Forbes Trends as Mzansi Weighs In on Statement: "Strength to You"

- Kiernan Forbes is trending on social media after releasing a statement about the passing of Anele 'Nelli' Tembe

- The statement resulted in his fans and followers weighing in on his words; many expressed sympathy towards him

- However, a few others still demanded answers about what really transpired on that fateful morning

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Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes trended on social media on Friday morning after he released a statement to the media about the passing of Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe. Many have expressed their sympathies to him for his loss and the revelation that he is still not doing well.

His fans were also happy with the fact that he acknowledged them and thanked them for being supportive. However, others were not satisfied with the information he provided.

Kiernan Forbes trends as Mzansi weighs in on his statement
Kiernan Forbes trended on social media after he released a statement about Anele Tembe. Image: @akaworldwide
Source: Twitter

Ever nosy, some social media users wanted to know more about what happened on that fateful night that saw the 22-year-old Tembe fall to her death.

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Check out some of the reactions:

@msntfulini said:

“I literally broke down while reading this AKA's statement, strength to you Kiernan.”

@reallwazimsomi said:

“The way Kiernan handled Anele Tembe 's death so respectfully is beautiful. Celebrities have this tendency of broadcasting everything unnecessarily on social media, turning things into a spectacle. He mourned her privately and respected her and the family's privacy too.”

@scelong said:

“There's no other artist that takes their fan base seriously as Kiernan with Megacy. Guy knows that we are genuine about our love for him. Long Live Supa Mega Live Long.”

@leruoafrica said:

“One thing about Kiernan is that he’s grieving Anele with dignity.”

@xeshamusiq said:

“What about people who are losing their loved ones every day. Are not human beings? I am just asking? You only feel the sympathy for Kiernan Forbes #Aka Kuphela. Stop being corrupt and untrustworthy in this world people. Thank you. Rest in peace Tembe, recognise everyone in pain.”

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@thamsa said:

“I'm pretty sure Nelli was on drugs and alcohol when she jumped. AKA must tell the truth.”

@its_true47 said:

“Anele was probably doing those drugs with Kiernan and we know that he's a druggie. That's probably why he feels bad.”

Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Nelli Tembe was laid to rest on Friday, 16 April. She tragically lost her life on 11 April after falling from a building in Cape Town.

Her sister Palesa Tembe took to Instagram in the wake of her funeral to share a touching tribute to her sister. She mentioned how much she missed Nelli and their late-night calls and family trips. Here is her full caption to her post:

"Yesterday we said goodbye, but this morning strangely feels like a new beginning. You moved us in ways you’ll never know. Your honesty, our late night calls, family trips together and you just laughing at me every time I “flopped” (your words, not mine ) I’ll miss it all. But for now, God’s got you, my sweet angel. P.S: please hug aunt Lulu for me and mom. I miss you- we miss you. “Angels protect you, and heaven accepts you”- Drake (words from your fave)"

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Social media users took to the internet in reaction to the touching post:


"Oooh man, this is so sad!! Love and light sisi, qina,we are with you and your family!"


"Angels protect you, and heaven accepts you. #RIPNelli"


"Send you love and strength girl."


"I love you so much My Pali, you and your beauty are in my prayers and thoughts my baby."

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