AKA accused of abusing Anele Tembe… See his response
Almost a month before Anele “Nelli” Tembe fell to her death at a Cape Town hotel on 11 April this year, she locked herself inside a room to hide from her fiancé, Kiernan “AKA” Forbes.
In images released to News24 for the first time, the award-winning rapper can be seen using his hands to violently break down a wooden door to enter the bedroom in their apartment in Bryanston, Johannesburg where Tembe was hiding. The incident is alleged to have taken place on 13 March.
A close friend of Tembe, who has now spoken out, says Tembe told her that Forbes smashed her face against a wall during a fight in their apartment after which she locked herself in the bedroom.
AKA left fans a little confused on Saturday, when he released another statement discussing the death of Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe.
The statement slammed suggestions that he had anything to do with her passing. It all became clear on Sunday morning, when a local publication reported that they were in possession of a video showing AKA allegedly abusing the late Tembe.
News24 reported that they are in possession of a video showing AKA breaking down a door to get to the 22-year-old, who was hiding out in the bedroom. The incident allegedly occurred in their Bryanston home on March 13.
The publication also further reported that a friend of Nelli has spoken out that AKA had previously been abusive towards Nelli and “smashed her face against the wall”.
In AKA’s statement released the day before, the rapper said that he will not stand back and watch people smear his name.
“I am a passionate and emotional person, what I will not stand for is watching people attempt to disparage my name and importantly Anele’s character to suit a narrative we both never signed up for.”
The statement went on to insist that Nelli committed suicide.
“What I will say as my truth, I was and still am madly in love with a girl carrying whatever past traumas she faced before I met her.”
He also said that he hopes everyone affected by Anele’s choice would come to terms with her passing and heal.