Anele Tembe’s Father Drags NPA To Court For Not Prosecuting Late Rapper AKA.
Moses Tembe, the father of Anele Tembe, has filed a High Court complaint against the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) for failing to charge AKA with his daughter’s murder.
According to the Tembe family, AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, pushed or hurled their daughter down the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town in April 2021, according to a story by City Press.
This was made known in a harsh letter the Tembe family’s attorneys, TM Incorporated Attorneys, sent to the Western Cape’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) last year after it decided not to charge AKA back in June 2022.
Four days after the sad death of AKA in Durban, on February 14, the NPA provided an explanation of why it did not file charges.
NPA Western Cape spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the decision was “based on extensive investigations which were conducted by the SAPS and prosecutors, who produced expert opinions and forensic reports.”
The NPA’s decision to overlook key evidence in Anele’s “suicide” case, according to Anele’s family, was based on allegedly false assertions made by AKA and a receptionist. The NPA refused their request for the police docket, which was a factor in the ruling, five times.
In accordance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000, the Tembe family then requested to see the docket (PAIA).
The Tembes think that Anele survived for 20 minutes after she hit the ground and that the late rapper did not rush to help her right away. They continued by saying that he reportedly cleaned up the blood in the hotel room before going out with his group.
To find out what happened to Anele, the State started an inquest docket. Moses Tembe has recently asked that this be put on hold while he sues the NPA.
“Your failure to cooperate in this matter is an injustice and quite unfair on the family of the deceased. There is no basis for you not to release the contents of the docket.”
The Tembe family warned the NPA they will sue them in their most recent letter of request.
AKA was brutally shot by two unidentified gunmen, and social media users claimed Moses Tembe had ordered the hit to exact revenge for the murder of his daughter. The accusations were refuted by Anele’s father.