Tembe family: ‘AKA partied and drank at the hotel with his entourage following the passing of his fiancée Anele’.
According to damning charges made against the deceased multi-award-winning rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes, after shoving his fiancee Anele Tembe off a hotel balcony, he cleaned up the blood in the room, partied, and drank with his crew.
The National Prosecuting Authority was informed by the Tembe family’s attorney that the National Prosecuting Authority would not be bringing charges against AKA for Anele’s death and would instead conduct an inquest. The letter contained the accusations.
The letter was reportedly issued two weeks after the NPA informed the Tembe family in June 2022 that it would not pursue legal action against AKA for the killing of Anele.
The Tembe family thought there was ample evidence to bring charges, but investigators disregarded it.
According to reports, Tembe died in April 2021 after falling from the 10th story of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
City Press published sections of the letter on Friday, alleging that AKA and a hotel employee made up their statements to the police and that the evidence that was brought up during the investigation was disregarded.
According to City Press, a witness stated Tembe urged AKA to leave her alone just before her “collapse” and that Tembe and AKA could be heard arguing in the hotel. The witness reported hearing “Anele Tembe drop and perform CPR on her.”
Also, according to City Press, there were blood stains in the hotel room indicating a fight between the couple, and AKA had scratch wounds on his back that were reportedly caused by Tembe as she allegedly tried to defend herself.
The letter goes on to say that Tembe’s fingerprints were not discovered on the balcony, further demonstrating that she was pushed or thrown over, according to the City Press story.
According to the investigation, Tembe was alive for 20 minutes after she hit the ground until she passed away, and AKA made no attempt to assist her.
“He did not attend to his injured fiancée, who remained alive for approximately 20 minutes. He did not go to perform CPR on her. Instead, Stefanutto, a complete stranger, cared enough to administer CPR and call emergency services in an attempt to save Anele Tembe’s life … Forbes cleaned up the hotel room. There was blood on the towels … Forbes partied and drank at the hotel with his entourage following the passing of his fiancée,” read the report.
The NPA told IOL that the case was registered as an inquest docket and no warrant of arrest was ever issued, despite sources saying that AKA’s arrest had been warranted.
AKA and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane, his longtime friend and former manager, were both shot to death at Durban’s Florida Road.
On Friday, a memorial service for AKA will be held at the Sandton Convention Center. He would have a private funeral on Saturday, according to the Forbes family.