The news was first confirmed by popular South African entertainment commentator, Phil Kgopolo Mphela.

The media personality shared this piece of information in a recent post he made on his verified social media handle on Twitter.

According to him, the fatal accident occurred in Cape Town. Making the post, he wrote;

“I can confirm that rapper AKA’s fiancée Nellie was involved in a fatal incident in Capetown. The rapper’s management is not at liberty to share any further details and have requested that we give the family time to deal with the shock. I’m told AKA is grief stricken.”

In another report, he has shared the official statement released by the family of the lady and AKA concerning the death of Nellie.

The statement reads;

“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 on in the early hour of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021.


We are still in shock and are 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 always nurturing to those around her.

Her fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends.

At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.”



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