Cape Town – As staff at the Pepperclub Hotel, where rapper SA AKA’s fiancee Anele “Nellie” Tembe died, receive counseling, a CCID patrol guard said paramedics tried for a while to resuscitate her on arrival.
The 22-year-old plunged to her death on Sunday morning, leaving AKA – real name Kiernan Forbes – and the Tembe family distraught.
“The paramedics were already there when I arrived. I then contacted my office and other guards. Paramedics tried to resuscitate her, but after a while she stopped breathing, ”he said.
Pepperclub Hotel management said their staff had received advice.
The hotel’s general manager, Efi Ella, told the Cape Times that AKA is a regular visitor.
“It’s very unfortunate Nellie, she is 22, her partner is Mr. Forbes, who is a precious guest of ours and has been staying with us for many, many years, and we are very sad about this tragedy. Obviously it’s traumatic so we’re offering advice to the team, ”he said.
In a joint statement on Sunday, the Tembe and Forbes families said the AKA was “inconsolable” and received support from family and friends.
CBD neighborhood councilor Ian McMahon said the community was in shock.
“SAPS is investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the tragic death. The community is in shock and we send our sincere condolences to family and friends.