* This story has been updated.
Cape Town – Police in Cape Town are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman at the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town on Sunday morning. The woman has been identified as the fiancée of SA AKA rapper Anele “Nelli” Tembe.
“Cape Town Central Police are investigating an investigation case after an incident at a hotel this morning around 7.45am at the corner of Loop and Bloem Street in Cape Town’s central business district where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found dead, ”the spokesperson said of SAPS FC van Wyk.
While the circumstances of Tembe’s death were unclear, Van Wyk said crime scene experts were looking at the hotel for clues.
Netcare 911 spokesman Shawn Herbst said paramedics responded to a fall outside a hotel in downtown Cape Town.
“Shortly after 8:00 am Sunday morning, Netcare 911 responded to a fall outside a hotel in downtown Cape Town.
“Reports from the scene indicate that a 22-year-old woman jumped from the tenth floor, landing on the road below.
“The doctors assessed the patient who had sustained serious injuries and was treated at the scene by an advanced paramedic. While stabilizing the patient, her condition rapidly deteriorated and she was unfortunately declared dead at the scene, ”Herbst said.
The general manager of the hotel, Efi Ella, said: “At 7:30 am this morning we received a call indicating that there was an incident, which we called the police as a result of it.
“What I can tell you is that it is under investigation.”
Ella said the incident involved a 22-year-old woman and police are still investigating.
“Once we have more details, we’ll give them to you.”
Nellie and AKA’s family confirmed his death in a statement released on Sunday.
“It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed away in the early hours of this morning, Sunday April 11, 2021, ”the statement read.
“We are still in shock and dealing with our emotions, for she was an exceptional and gifted young woman, with so much life ahead of her. She had a gentle nature within her and was always attentive to those around her. Her fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by his family and closest friends. At this hour of our grief, we humbly ask that our families have privacy and time to heal.