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New video evidence of what happened on that day of AKA & Anele Tembe leading to her death is out

AKA’s legal team has submitted a video allegedly showing the rapper’s fiancée, Anele Tembe, threatening to commit suicide at his home in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Sunday World reports that the video clip is among the crucial evidence to be investigated during the inquest hearing into Anele’s death. The matter is scheduled for a formal inquest at the Cape Town magistrate’s court starting on 15 April 2024.

Anele popularly known as “Nelli” fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel on Loop Street in Cape Town on 11 April 2021.

At the time, the 22-year-old was at the hotel with AKA – real name Kiernan Forbes – who was assassinated over a year later in Durban on 10 February 2023. By his own admission, they had had a fight before her tragic death.

Nelli Tembe

After extensive investigations, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) ruled Anele’s death a suicide. However, her family refuted these findings.

According to a local publication, the new video allegedly shows Anele (the daughter of well-known businessman, Moses Tembe) standing on the balcony of AKA’s Bryanston home, threatening to jump. In the clip, Anele reportedly throws her engagement, two Rolex watches, and a portrait into the swimming pool.

“While standing on the balcony, she threatened to jump and kill herself. AKA jumped into the pool and retrieved the watches and the ring,” a source told the publication.

Afterwards, the rapper allegedly walked into the house and found an emotional Anele sitting on the bed, crying and saying she wanted end her life.

“The decision to submit this video to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was to possibly prove that Nelly was suicidal and that AKA did not kill her as they so believed, but whether that is enough to convince the court remains to be seen because we were not there in the room and don’t know what actually happened,” said the source.

In June 2022, the Tembe family responded to the NPA’s decision not to prosecute with a scathing letter in which they accused the 35-year-old hip-hop artist of killing their daughter.

Nelli Tembe

In the letter, written by the family’s lawyers, they spoke of “scratch marks on AKA’s body, specifically at the back,” which they referred to as “defensive marks”. The Tembes said they believed that the marks were in an upward direction because AKA was carrying Anele on his shoulders while she attempted to defend herself.

Anele’s family also claimed that their daughter did not climb over the balcony because there were no fingerprints to prove it.

In addition, the Tembes claimed that AKA allegedly cleaned up the hotel room — which was covered in blood — and only called reception to require assistance with their altercation after Anele had already fallen.

The letter read: “He did not attend to his injured fiancé, who remained alive for approximately 20 minutes. He did not go to perform CPR on her; instead, Rob Stefanutto, a complete stranger, cared enough to administer CPR and call emergency services in an attempt to save Anele Tembe’s life”.

Stefanutto is a witness who alleged in his statement that he had heard an argument in AKA’s room between a man and a woman.

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