South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes is reportedly grappling to come to terms with “losing the love of his life”, and is seeking comfort in the arms of loved ones.
According to Times Live, AKA is in grief counselling.
The rapper’s fiancée, Anele Tembe, lost her life after she fell from the tenth floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.
The report quoted AKA’s publicist Phumza Nohashe as saying he was “…doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. He lost the love of his life, someone he had taken advanced steps, culturally, to spend the rest of his life with”.
She said he had his mother Lynne and father Tony by his side.
Tembe’s family on Monday described her as “a stylish woman” who was passionate about food and also loved her family.
According to Drum, the family members said this during their first prayer meeting following her death.
A security guard, who described the horrendous discovery of Tembe’s body lying in the street said he heard a scream that was followed shortly by a loud thud at around 7.30am.
At first, he thought it was a car crash and when he went to look, there was nothing.
“… then someone shouted that there was someone lying on the street. We went closer and saw a naked young woman, she was still breathing at the time,” the guard was quoted as saying.
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