Anele Tembe

Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

AKA and Nelli Tembe latest: Inquest into tragic death reopened

South African rapper AKA’s fiancée Nelli Tembe’s case has been reopened. This after her death was initially ruled as suicide. Here’s what we know.

Anele Tembe

Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe. Image via Instagram @akaworldwide

Only three months ago, South African rapper AKA’s fiancée, Anele “Nelli” Tembe, died after allegedly jumping from a Cape Town hotel.

Shortly after her death, investigators ruled it a suicide, but now — after reviewing the docket, the National Prosecuting Agency (NPA) has handed it back to the police for further investigation due to the information in the docket reportedly being unclear.

AKA and Nelli: Case reopened

On Sunday 11 April this year, the 22-year-old fiancée of Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA, was reported dead. The young woman had apparently jumped off a balcony at the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.

After a few weeks of investigation, her death was ruled as suicide.

Fast-forward three months after the tragic incident, and the NPA has reportedly sent Nelli Tembe’s document back to investigating officers after a few discrepancies were found.

CityPress reports that the case has now been reopened for investigators to delve further into the harrowing passing of the young aspiring chef.

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‘Elements of murder’ in Nelli’s suicide case

According to Briefly News, the NPA had returned the document to investigators because the information provided by the investigators pointed to “elements of murder” and not suicide as was initially indicated.

The NPA’s findings echo the thoughts of many South Africans who do not believe that Nelli has committed suicide. Their feeling about the matter became stronger when videos surfaced of Nelli crying after AKA allegedly beat her up.

In one of the videos, the young woman can even e heard saying “You don’t know what he’s doing to me,” while crying for her mother.

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South Africans react to the news

South Africans have been very invested in this case and naturally shared many reactions to the news that the case is being reopened. Many of them however were not very happy that the wounds that were caused by Anele’s death are about to be reopened.

Read a few of their comments below:

“@akaworldwide and @OscarPistorius are birds of a feather in the sense that when a woman dies, the man is left with shaping the story in such a way that suites him and keeps him out of prison. At that time your daughter is dead she can’t tell her side. #reevasteenkamp #aneletembe,” wrote @IamTshireletso

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