Family of Nelli Tembi (AKA’s girlfriend) shocked over hotel death

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Crime scene experts were still at the scene where Anele “Nelli” Tembe, 22, fiancé of rapper AKA, fell to her death in Cape Town on Sunday.

The Tembes and AKA’s family, in a joint statement, confirmed Tembe’s “untimely passing”, calling her a, “… beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law.

Details are not clear about what happened but according to Times Live Forbes and Tembe’s family would release a statement.A source close to the rapper has said that he is inconsolable with grief.

According to the Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk, the crime scene is being investigated and a case has been opened.

Tembe apparently fell from the 10th floor of the hotel early on Sunday morning.

“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,” the families said in a joint statement issued on Sunday afternoon. “She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing to those about her.”

Police were on the scene for much of Sunday, looking for clues at the upmarket hotel.

Paramedics said they had been dispatched to the scene after being told a young woman “fell” to her death.

The general manager of the Pepper Club Hotel Elfi Ella said the incident took place around 07:30 on Sunday.The police were called to the scene. He would not confirm that AKA was a guest at the hotel out of respect for their privacy.



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