Who are Nelli Tembe's parents? All about her biological parents

Who are Nelli Tembe's parents? All about her biological parents

After the unexpected death of South African rapper Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, also known as AKA, various online users have sparked discussions with their diverse opinions. Many people suspect that Nelli's father murdered AKA as a retaliatory act for the death of his daughter in April 2021. This has raised many people's curiosity about Nelli Tembe's parents.

Did Moses Tembe attend the funeral?
Nelli's father, Moses Tembe, during a media briefing before handing over sanitisers, masks and sanitary packs in the Umlazi township. Photo: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images
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Nelli was a 22 years old South African model, singer, social media personality, and entrepreneur. She became famous after she started dating popular rapper AKA. Nelli Tembe's father is a business tycoon and a man of affluence in South Africa. The family became a topic of discussion after the tragic turn of events.

Nelli Tembe's profile summary and bio

Full nameAnele Tembe
NicknameNelli Tembe
Date of birth11 October 1999
Age22 years old (at the time of death)
Place of birthDurban, KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa
Date of death11 April 2021
NationalitySouth African
Height in feet5'8"
Height in centimetres173
Weight in kilograms59
Weight in pounds130
Eye colourBrown
Hair colourBlack
MotherLulu Msumi Tembe
FatherMoses Tembe
SchoolDurban Girls College, University of Cape Town, Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine
ProfessionModel, social media influencer, chef, singer, entrepreneur
Net worth$300,000

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Who is Moses Tembe's daughter?

The late youngster, Anele Tembe, was a model, singer, chef, social media influencer, and entrepreneur. She attended the Durban Girls College and later attended the University of Cape Town, where she studied marketing.

As a young girl growing up, she had a passion for cooking, so she enrolled in the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine. After a year and a half months of studies, she graduated in 2019 and established her kitchen in Durban.

The late rapper's girlfriend also embarked on a music career by sharing covers of well-known songs on social media, which attracted a following and led to the launch of her debut single, Feeling Good.

With a burning passion for beauty and fashion from a young age, she and her friend Kuhle Adams founded a successful fashion label called 22nd Lane. Aside from this, she was a poet and artist committed to backing philanthropic causes.

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When was Anele Tembe born?

The late rapper's girlfriend was born on 11 October 1999 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was 22 years old at the time of her death in 2021.

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Late Nelli Tembe. Photo: @milfza @studyoftheday on Instagram (modified by author)
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Who is Anele Tembe's biological mother?

Her mother's name was the late Lulu Msumi Tembe. She was the first wife of Moses Tembe until her death in 2004 after a brief illness. Before she died, she gave birth to two older siblings of Anele: Vukile and Nosipho.

There were rumours that Moses Tembe's wife committed suicide after the young model's death, but Moses Tembe's son Vukile debunked the rumours.

Following their mother's premature passing, their father tied the knot with Princess Ntandoyesizwe, the daughter of King Goodwill Zwelithini, the 8th monarch of the Zulu nation. They had two offspring, Mbali and Zomatanga, who share a biological father with Nelli.

Who is Moses Tembe?

Nelli Tembe's father is a successful businessman in South Africa. He was born in 1963 in Jozini KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, but he lived most of his years in Durban. As a scholar, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in public administration and political science from UNISA. He graduated from the University of Cape Town and studied financial management.

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In the 80s, the entrepreneur's business thrived in Durban, which later expanded to other cities. He was also in charge of various KwaZulu-Natal projects like Suncoast, Richards Bay Eco Junction, and Point Waterfront. He also supervised retail enterprises and industrial operations such as Elgin Brown, Hamer, and Geochem.

Other organisations he managed and positions he held include the following:

  • President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Vice-Chairman of KZN Business Initiative
  • Chairman of the eThekwini Community Foundation
  • Board of Durban Infrastructure Development Trust member
  • Secretary-General of Inyanga (KZN NAFCOC)
  • Director of Mazibuye Investments
  • Director of the Durban International Conference Centre
  • Deputy Chairman of Phumelela Gaming
  • Co-Chairman of KZN Growth Coalition and Economic Council.

What happened to Anele Tembe?

On 11 April 2021, the South African model died from injuries she sustained after she fell from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Loop Street, Cape Town. She reportedly stayed in the apartment with her fiancee, rapper AKA.

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Who are the parents of Anele Tembe?
Moses Tembe speaking during the handing over of sanitisers, masks and sanitary packs in the Umlazi township. Photo: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images
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Many people have speculated it was suicidal, but Moses Tembe's family suspects the rapper for allegedly pushing her down and refusing to attend to her after she fell and gasped for breath. The family reported to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in 2022, alleging that the rapper killed Anele.

Later, on 10 February 2023, AKA and his friend Tebello Motsoane, a chef and entrepreneur, also died in a drive-by shooting in Durban, outside the Wish Restaurant on Florida Road. This raised a lot of specks of dust as many alleged Moses Tembe and his family were responsible for his death.

Is Moses Tembe rich?

Nellie Tembe's rich dad has an alleged estimated net worth of $100 million. On the other hand, his late daughter had an alleged net worth of $1 to $2 million.

Since Nelli's untimely death and the recent death of her ex-boyfriend, there have been a lot of mixed reactions and controversies. Nelli Tembe's parents have become the centre of the issue, and many people hope the case is resolved and the right culprits are apprehended.

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