Anele Nelli Tembe, AKA

AKA’s fiancee Nelli Tembe fell to her death off the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.
Images via Instagram: @akaworldwide/ Property24

‘Justice for Nelli Tembe’: NPA investigating THIS evidence?

Is THIS what happened on the morning AKA’s fiancée Nelli Tembe fell to the death off the tenth floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in 2021?

Anele Nelli Tembe, AKA

AKA’s fiancee Nelli Tembe fell to her death off the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.
Images via Instagram: @akaworldwide/ Property24

A month after the second anniversary of Anele “Nelli” Tembe’s death, the National Prosecuting Authority reopened an investigation into what really happened on the morning she died. According to Sunday World, the parents of AKA – Tembe’s fiancé, who was killed in February – have been informed of the decision.

Tembe – a model and qualified chef – died after she allegedly jumped to her death off the tenth floor of a Cape Town hotel on 10 April 2021. At the time, she was with her rapper partner.

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The news has been welcomed by many South Africans, and, no doubt, the Tembe family. The reopened investigation comes three months after AKA – real name Kiernan Forbes – was shot and killed in a hit in Durban.


Nelli Tembe’s death has been clouded with uncertainty after her family expressed suspicions about what really happened. The Tembe family reportedly took the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to task over claims the latter failed to prosecute anyone – namely Forbes – following her death in 2021.

Nelli Tembe
Nelli and AKA. Images via Instagram: @akaworldwide

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The Tembe’s are also pursuing legal action against the NPA after they claim the state prosecutors failed to disclose a police docket relating to Nelli’s death.

According to Sunday World, the docket has been returned to the police, and an inquest has been reopened.

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In a letter addressed to the NPA last year, Nelli Tembe’s family expressed their doubts over AKA’s claims of what transpired the day she fell to her death.

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This includes allegations that:

  • AKA “threw or pushed” Nelli off the balcony
  • Evidence AKA allegedly assaulted Nelli
  • Evidence that Nelli did not climb over the balcony as initially suggested
  • Police ignored a statement by a hotel room guest

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Outside the Pepper Club hotel, following Anele Nelli Tembe’s fatal fall. Image via Twitter: @AdvoBarryRoux

The letter also alluded to what transpired after Nelli Tembe’s fatal fall.

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This includes allegations that AKA:

  • Partied and drank AFTER her death
  • AKA IGNORED Nelli, who was still alive for 20 minutes after the fall
  • He cleaned up the blood, possibly concealing an altercation.
  • Made a call to reception for assistance AFTER her fall
  • His phone was used to call an ‘underworld family’ instead of emergency services