Police are investigating the death of Anele Tembe after her body was found outside the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.
Tembe was SA rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’ fiancée
Tembe allegedly jumped from the tenth floor of the hotel, according to paramedics.
Pepperclub Hotel general manager Efi Ella said they got a call at 07:30 on Sunday morning about an “incident” involving a 22-year-old female. It is reported that the victim fell from the tenth floor of the Hotel. Pathologists wrapped up the scene at about 13:00. @TimesLIVE pic.twitter.com/RnqVxJCQ2x
— Aron Hyman (@aron_hyman) April 11, 2021
“Reports from the scene indicate that a 22-year-old female had allegedly jumped from the tenth floor, landing on the road below.
“Medics assessed the patient who had sustained critical injuries and was treated on scene by an advanced life support paramedic. While stabilising the patient her condition rapidly deteriorated and she was sadly declared deceased on the scene,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst
The Tembe and Forbes families confirmed the death in a joint statement.
“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.
– From The Tembe & Forbes Families pic.twitter.com/iX6ZOUFZ5a
— 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙏 𝙀𝙁𝙁𝙀𝘾𝙏 (@TEffectGlobal) April 11, 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 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.
Meanwhile, social media has been flooded with messages of condolences to the Forbes and the Tembe families.
I would like 2 send my condolences to Forbes and Tembe Family for the loss of Anele Tembe. @akaworldwide my leader may God be with u during this difficult period,You loved the girl and conquered the world with her despite negativity from the public you never back down#RIPNellie pic.twitter.com/xiPOkuJwfi
— Wayne Muha (@WayneMuha) April 12, 2021
Damn… Deep condolences to the Tembe and Forbes family.
May Your soul rest in peace Anele. 💔❤️😢
— #RoninUnRestricted (@RONIN_JimNjAcK) April 12, 2021
PICTURE: Via Twitter