Legendary South African singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana has open the lid on her struggles with depression and anxiety amid the tragic death of AKA’s fiancée Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe.

Many tweeps are voicing out their struggles with mental health after the tragic passing of Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe.

Nelli is reported dead after jumping from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town in the early hours of Sunday 11th April.

According to close sources, Anele struggled with depression and anxiety issues amid countless rumours her fiancé AKA was allegedly cheating on her.

Taking to her Twitter account, Simphiwe Dana shared her struggles with her mental health and revealed she has failed to take medications for it for fear it might have an impact on her creative abilities.

“Thank you for sharing. I am Simphiwe Dana and I suffer from depression and anxiety. I don’t take meds for the depression as I fear it will affect my creativity. I do take stressam for the anxiety,” she wrote.


On the issue of mental health, rapper Boity Thulo advised people to be kinder towards one another, especially on social media, as she too has been a victim of bullying.

“The darkness on social media can be unbearably overpowering. Please let’s all choose kindness as often as possible. Please,” she advised.

“Think about your worst, most painful moments. Consider how you would have wanted people to extend their warmth and kindness to you. Then do exactly that for the next person,” she added.



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