The country is still reeling with shock after rapper AKA’s fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday.
Exact details surrounding the 22-year-old's death are not yet known, and her death is currently under investigation, rumours are circulating on social media that she suffered from depression and allegedly tried to commit suicide before. However, investigations have revealed that she died while stark naked and authorities are struggling to believe if people, celebrities for that matter, commit suicide in their birthday suits. A SAPS officer who spoke to celebgossip.co.za on condition of anonymity said all high profile suicide cases are always treated as murder cases until facts prove otherwise.
Just hours before her death, AKA and Nelli went on a shopping spree at Laduma Ngxokolo’s store in the V&A Waterfront, had lunch with friends, and partied it up at the rapper's performance.
The couple stayed on the 10th floor of the hotel overlooking the Mother City. TshisaLIVE has learnt AKA and Nelli were frequent visitors to the five-star establishment.
According to a reliable source, the floor houses both deluxe and superior deluxe studio rooms.
The rooms are similar and feature a lounge area, en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the city, Table Mountain, Signal Hill or Table Bay.
The Superior Deluxe room is slightly larger and includes a sleeper couch.
Contrary to several reports, the couple were not staying in the penthouse, which is in fact situated on the 20th floor of the building. The penthouse has also been sold to a private owner and is no longer part of the hotel.
The hotel also features a modern in-house restaurant, COPA, which offers a contemporary menu handcrafted by executive chef Shane Louw.
There is a pool on the eighth floor, as well as conference rooms, a cinema and a spa.
The road outside the hotel was blocked off on Sunday following Nelli’s death, with police on the scene looking for clues.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics arrived on the scene and found a 22-year-old female who had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor, landing on the road below.
He confirmed the woman was found naked by the first responders and that she was in a critical condition.
Witnesses who were staying at the hotel told TshisaLIVE they had heard a woman screaming, followed by a loud “doef” sound, and then a man shouting.
A witness also reported hearing a man crying on Sunday morning, adding that the couple had been spotted the night before in the hotel elevator looking “loved up”.