The staff at Pepper Club Hotel, where Anele “Nellie” Tembe, the fiancée of South Africa rapper AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes ) died, are reportedly receiving counseling following the incident that occurred on Sunday.
According to IOL, the hotel’s general manager Efi Ella said that AKA had been a regular visitor.
“It’s very unfortunate, Nellie, she is 22 years old, her partner is Mr Forbes, who is a valued guest of ours and has been staying with us for many, many years, and we are very sad about this tragedy. Obviously, it’s traumatising so we are offering counselling to the team,” Ella was quoted as saying.
Police were still investigating the circumstances that led to Tembe’s death.
Tembe fell from the tenth floor of the hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.
The Tembe and Forbes families issued a statement confirming the death of Tembe.
– From The Tembe & Forbes Families pic.twitter.com/iX6ZOUFZ5a
— 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏 𝙀𝙁𝙁𝙀𝘾𝙏 (@TEffectGlobal) April 11, 2021
“It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021.
“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions, as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman, with so much life ahead of her. She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing to those around her.
“Her fiancée, Kiernan Forbes (AKA) is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friend. At this hour of grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal,” read the statement.