Nellie’s father opens up about how hurt he is following the death of AKA. The death of rapper Kiernan Forbes, best known by his stage name AKA, has prompted a response from the family of Anele “Nellie” Tembe.
In Durban, the rapper was shot and killed in front of Wish on Florida Road. Although the circumstances of the shooting are still unknown, CCTV footage of the incident and AKA’s final moments has been widely posted on social media.
On social media, there have been many rumors and explanations surrounding the rapper’s demise. The Tembe family has been suspected by certain social media users of being involved in the rapper’s death.
Nelli passed away in April 2021 after falling to her death from the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town’s 10th floor. Her death’s circumstances were being looked into, but the case has not been resolved.
Moses Tembe, the father of Nellie Tembe, told the Daily Sun that he would like to see AKA’s family and denied accusations that they were perhaps implicated in the superstar’s death.
“We’ve never judged Kiernan. We demonstrated our love for him to his very last day. We are saddened by this sad eventuality as it robs of us an opportunity we have been waiting for so patiently to vindicate our daughter in court or in an inquest.
I would like to visit their family and convey my condolence in person. As a parent, I feel deep pain for Kiernan’s parents (Tony and Lynn Forbes,) his daughter Kairo and the family at large.” During Anele’s funeral in 2021, Moses Tembe said that Anele would not have considered suicide until she turned 21.
“As Anele’s father, I hereby state categorically that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide. Ladies and gentlemen, we need to understand the forces that put us in a situation that we find ourselves.
“Of course we must as a matter of extreme priority deal with the scourge that evils our youth, alcohol, and drugs,” he said.