South African Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Dies After Falling From 10th Floor Of Hotel
Anele Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after falling from the 10th floor of a hotel.
The police said they are investigating the death of the 22-year-old lady which occurred at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.
Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.
“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.
Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a ‘loud doof’ sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.
Shortly after the incident, relatives of the songwriter and the family of the deceased released a statement, expressing shock over the terrible loss.
The families’ communique notes that the development has left AKA “inconsolable” as families and friends are trying to help him come to terms with the sad reality.
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 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 fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends. At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.”
Pepperclub Hotel general manager Efi Ella also confirmed that a young woman had fallen from one of the upper floors of the hotel at 7.30am on Sunday.
The couple got engaged just two months ago and according to reports, AKA had been trying to help her as she was battling depression.