Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe has reportedly been descried by her family as “a stylish woman” who was passionate about food and also loved her family.
According to Drum, the family members said this during the first prayer meeting following her death on Sunday.
Tembe, who was engaged to South African rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, fell from the tenth floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.
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A security guard, who described the horrendous discovery of her 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.
Drum said the Tembe family together with AKA’s family on Monday paid tribute to Tembe via Zoom.
Family spokesperson and MC, Clive Manci said Nelli and her father Moses Tembe were close.
Moses was a well-known businessman in Durban.
According to IOL, he was the director of the International Conference Centre, co-chairperson of the KZN Growth Coalition, and the director of the Mazibuye Foundation.
Police said they were investigating the incident.
“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning, at about 7.45am, on the corners of Loop and Bloem Street, in the Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” Western Cape SAPS spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk was quoted as saying.