AKA Family Barred Moses Tembe From Attending Rapper’s Funeral.
The family of murdered hip hop artist AKA has turned down Moses Tembe’s request to attend the award-winning rapper’s funeral due to growing hostilities between the two families.
Last Friday at around 10 p.m. in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, AKA was shot and killed outside the Wish restaurant in what has been characterized as a well-planned attack by an unidentified individual or people.
AKA’s late fiancée Anele “Nelli” Tembe’s father, Moses Tembe, was unable to attend the artist’s funeral yesterday at Saint Stephen’s Church in Sunninghill because the family declined his desire to pay his condolences.
The celebrated rapper was buried yesterday at Heroes Acres in Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery. AKA’s family reportedly declined Tembe’s request to attend his funeral after Tembe contacted them, says a source.
AKA Family Barred Moses Tembe From Attending Rapper’s Funeral
A source close to the rapper’s family who pleaded to remain anonymous said, “They simply told him that they were busy.”
The source claims that when Cassper Nyovest visited AKA’s family on Tuesday to pay his respects, they welcomed him rather than his bitter rival and artist.
“Cassper Nyovest arrived there and told AKA’s family that the much-publicised beef between him and AKA was over-exaggerated and that they were getting along very well and shared the same vision.
“He then told the family that he would not be able to attend the funeral because he was flying out of the country on a business trip,” he said.
The source added that AKA’s family had been harmed by Tembe’s media statement in which he said he would contest the NPA’s decision not to prosecute AKA with murder.
This comes after the Tembe family allegedly accused AKA of murdering Anele, who the musician claims perished after falling off the balcony of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town, where they were staying.
The rapper allegedly shoved or hurled her off the hotel room balcony, according to the Tembe family.
The Tembes claim that AKA ignored Anele, who was still breathing 20 minutes after she hit the ground, in favor of cleaning the hotel room of any blood before heading out to party with his friends.
The rapper’s family further alleged that the investigators disregarded a critical witness, Rob Stefanutto, who claimed to have seen a guy and a woman arguing in the rapper’s room.
The family claims that during the argument, “the lady, who later turned out to be Anele Tembe, was heard desperately asking the attacker, being male, to leave her alone. Moments thereafter, Stefanutto heard Anele Tembe drop. He then administered CPR on her.”