Fans and celebs send condolences after AKA’s fiancée Nellie Tembe’s death

Nellie Tembe and AKA. Picture: Instagram

Nellie Tembe and AKA. Picture: Instagram

Published Apr 11, 2021


Fans and fellow local celebrities have shared their condolences to AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, after the Forbes and Tembe families confirmed the death of his fiancée Anele “Nellie“ Tembe.

Tembe died after an incident at the Pepper Club hotel, in Cape Town.

Police are investigating the matter but, according to paramedics, a woman had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of the hotel.

SAPS spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said: “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 Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

Part of the statement read: "It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancée, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe, 22. Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, April 11, 2021.“

The “Fela In Versace” rapper’s fans and local celebrities, such as Lasizwe, Boity and Major League DJz, shared their condolences on Twitter following the news of Tembe’s death.

“Strength & Prayer to the Forbes & Tembe family,” said Major League DJz.

— AMAWELE 🎹🏆 (@MAJORLEAGUEDJZ) April 11, 2021

“No ways!!!! YOH!!!!!!” commented Boity.

“Condolences to Forbes and Nellie's are in our prayers,” said @BhutClevels.

“#RIPNellie my heart breaks for A.K.A and Nellie's family. She was so young and lost her battle to depression. Check on your friends and take mental health serious,” commented @kaylamurphy_za.

— Kayla Murphy (@kaylamurphy_za) April 11, 2021

“Seeing that video of AKA and Nellie dancing to ’Jika’ at some event, I just cannot help but feel extremely sorry for him and Nellie’s family and friends. Death be not proud. May they be comforted, and her soul RIP. #RIPNellie,” said @Kubheka_Prince.

“Condolence to Kiernan Forbes (AKA) and the Nellie Tembe family on their loss, as a Nation we are mourning with them during this difficult time.

“Nellie had a beautiful life to live sadly it has end may her soul Rest in Peace,” said @Mfundoyakhe_S.

“Just like that Nellie! NO WAYS!!!!!” commented Lasizwe

Last month, AKA shared on social media that he paid lobola, posting snaps of himself, accompanied by a group of men who appeared to his lobola delegation.

The rapper simply captioned the post with cow and heart emojis.

The two have reportedly been dating for just over a year.