AKA now in Durban for Nelli Tembe's funeral: Were they having sex at Balcony when she died naked?


The body of 22-year-old Anele “Nelli” Tembe has arrived in her hometown, Durban, ahead of a memorial service in her honour on Thursday. The funeral will be held on Friday.

Nelli died on Sunday after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town while stark naked, celebgossip.co.za has learnt.

A source confirmed that Nelli's body left Cape Town and arrived at King Shaka International Airport on Wednesday morning, accompanied by her fiancé, rapper AKA.

The Award-winning rapper AKA arrived in Durban for the funeral of his late fiancee Anele “Nelli” Tembe.

The Finessin’ hitmaker arrived on Wednesday morning and this was confirmed by his publicist, Pumza Nohashe.

“Kiernan is doing as well as can be expected, under the circumstances,” she said.

“He lost the love of his life, someone he had taken advanced steps, culturally, to spend the rest of his life with.”

The star will be among mourners who will celebrate the life of Nelli at the memorial service on Thursday, which will be streamed live for people to pay their respects.

A funeral service is planned for later in the week, but details around both services have yet to be announced by the family.

Pumza said the rapper is taking it one step at a time, but the support of his family as well as counselling to deal with the grief has helped him greatly.

“He is still trying to make sense of it all and is leaning on his mother Lynne and father Tony who, have been by his side. The love and support of Anele’s family and a grief counsellor have been of some relief to him.”

Nelli died on Sunday, 11 April after she allegedly jumped out of a hotel building.

Following her tragic death, the Tembe family has been hosting memorial services to pay tribute to her.

The services have been taking place the whole week and they said they will continue until the day of the funeral.

Speaking at one of the services, AKA’s father Tony Forbes, who has been his pillar of strength in this difficult period, said they would also travel to Durban to give Nelli a well-deserved send off.

Paying tribute to Nelli, Tony said she was kind and confident.

“We extend our deepest condolences. We feel the pain with you. I only met Nelli last year, but I feel like I have known her for a while. She was very kind and confident. When I met her family two weeks ago, I understood why she was of that nature. I’m privileged to have known her,” he said.

Exact details around Nelli’s death are unknown at this stage 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.

Police have confirmed the incident is under investigation.

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.

He confirmed that the woman was found naked by the first responders and that she was in a critical condition.

Some members of the public are also speculating that Nelli and AKA may have been having sex on a balcony when Nelli accidentally fell to her death as she was stark naked when she fell to the ground the from the 10th floor when the couple was housed.

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