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AKA’s Fiancée, Nelli Tembe, Dies In Hotel Tragedy



By Newsdesk

South African police were Sunday said there are investigating the death of 22-year-old Nelli Tembe.

Nelli was the fiancée of well-known musician AKA.

Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on 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.”

Pepperclub Hotel general manager Efi Ella also confirmed that a young woman had fallen from one of the upper floors of the hotel Sunday morning.

Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about

7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

Her family is devastated.

“We are still in shock and dealing with our emotions, as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman with so much life ahead of her,”

“She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing to those about her.”

Robert Tapfumaneyi