AKA reveals what transpired just before his lover Nelli Tembe died as police investigate murder


AKA and his fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe spent what became their last hours together, shopping, having lunch with friends, at the rapper's concert and taking pics in their hotel room.

Nelli died on Sunday after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The 22-year-old's death was confirmed by the Tembe and Forbes families through a statement, saying they were shocked.

Just hours before Nelli's death, the pair spent a relaxed day in the Mother City.

Documented on AKA's Instagram Stories, the pair went shopping at Laduma Ngxokolo's store. When asked what she was doing in the store by AKA, Nelli said she was “just shopping”, and gave off her signature laugh.

She later showed off a pair of MaXhosa Africa sun glasses by the designer.

After the shopping trip, the pair joined some of AKA's friends for lunch.

AKA joked about offering tours of the city, which got the thumbs up from Nelli.

Nelli had lunch with AKA and his friends below Table Mountain.

In the evening, AKA performed at Ayepyep Lifestyle in the city, before heading back to the hotel.

A final picture on his Stories shows Nelli in the hotel room, wearing black shorts and a white top. Her hand is over her face as she looks away from the camera.

Nelli posed for a photo in the couple's hotel room just hours before her death.

Exact details around Nelli's death are unknown at the moment but witnesses at the hotel described hearing a scream on Sunday morning, followed by a “loud doef” sound. They said they had also heard a man shouting.

Nelli and AKA's families issued a joint statement, confirming her death and said the rapper “is now inconsolable and is surrounded by family and [his] closest friends”.

The couple were engaged in February and AKA reportedly met with Nelli's family a few weeks ago to start lobola negotiations.

Meanwhile, The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Cape Town is investigating the circumstances surrounding the horrific death of Nellie Tembe, who allegedly jumped to her death at a Cape Town hotel at the weekend.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 07:45 on the corners of Loop and Bloem Street, Cape Town CBD where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” SAPS spokesperson FC van Wyk said.

Police are yet to give an update on whether or not Tembe did in fact take her own life, however a police source who spoke to Celeb Gossip News on condition of anonymity, citing SAPS protocol, said every high profile suicide case is treated as murder until facts prove it was a genuine suicide case.

"We treat every high profile suicide case as murder or culpable homicide case until facts prove that it was a genuine suicide case," said the cop.

Tembe’s death comes just months after she got engaged to AKA. She allegedly had a history of depression and had attempted to take her own life at some stage, however this is yet to be confirmed.

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

“Reports from the scene indicate that a 22-year-old female had allegedly jumped from the tenth floor, landing on the road below. She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

“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,” Herbst said.

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