Anele “Nellie” Tembe’s family has confirmed her death which tragically took place at the PepperClub Hotel in Cape Town early Sunday morning. Nellie was engaged to artist Kiernan “AKA” Forbes.
Nellie was only 22 years old.
At this stage Infomediac has gathered that Nellie fell from the tenth floor at the PepperClub Hotel and sustained fatal injuries.
Netcare Spokesperson Shawn Herbst explained that paramedics were immediately dispatched to scene, but little could be done to save her life.
“She was in a critical condition and the paramedics began a full life-support resuscitation. Sadly, her injuries were severe, and she was certified dead”, said Herbst.
A report by TimesLive says a witness at the Hotel heard a woman screaming followed by a male voice shouting. The couple had been spotted by other witnesses in the Hotel elevator looking cosy and normal.
AKA and Nellie made headlines earlier this year when a video of them kissing went viral on social media. A few weeks later Nellie confirmed their engagement and AKA fans were happy for the couple.
Just recently, AKA posted family pictures with his in-laws hinting lobola negotiations and how he was serious about getting married Nellie. Unfortunately, the angel of death came in way too early before the young couple fulfilled their dreams.
Nellie’s family expressed grief and shock and lamented that the deceased had a bright future ahead.
“We are still in shock and dealing with our emotions, as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman with so much life ahead of her”, Joint family statement.