US-based actress and musician Nondumiso Tembe has opened up about dealing with the heartbreak of her “baby sister” and rapper AKA’s fiancee, Anele “Nelli” Tembe.
Former Generations actress who is also a Hollywood star is shattered by the passing of her cousin Anele Tembe. Nelli died on Sunday after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town. The 22-year-old’s death was confirmed by the Tembe and Forbes families through a statement.
Nondumiso is Nelli’s cousin and often referred to her as her “baby sister”. She took to Instagram on Monday to share a picture of the pair together.
In a short tribute, the former Generations actress said she was left speechless by Nelli’s death.
“My baby, Ngiphelelwe amazwi. Words fail me right now. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Lala kahle, mbali yethu,” she wrote.
She also thanked those who had offered support and condolences to the Tembe family during this difficult time.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has sent kind words of comfort for our family, ngiyathokoza kakhulu.”
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On the other part of the country was the Forbes’ family who also expressed their grief. AKA’s father Tony Forbes said their family is just as shattered and in disbelief. “We extend our family’s deepest sympathy. No words can take away the pain you feel, we feel the pain with you,” he said as quoted by the publication
The Forbes family will be travelling to Durban today to be with the family and prepare for her funeral, “We are privileged to have known her and tomorrow we travel to Durban to be there and give her the best send off that we can,” he concluded.
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