Newsonspot.com.ng reports that South African rapper, AKA’s fiance, Nellie Tembe fell to her death on Sunday at the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.
The rapper whose real name is Kiernan Forbes and Nellie got engaged in February 2021.
A statement from the Tembe and Forbes families said Nellie fell from one of the upper floors of the hotel.
“It is with the deepest regret that we, Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiance, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe.
“Anele who was just 22 tragically passed on in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions as she was a gifted young woman who was always nurturing those around her.
“Her fiance, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends.
“At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain Frederick van Wyk, has said investigations into the unfortunate incident were still underway.
“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.
Newsonspot.com.ng gathered that witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a ‘loud doof’ sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.
“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.
“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,” he added.