SA Hip Hop star, AKA releases his first official statement since the passing of Nelli Tembe, says “I miss Anele and I’m heartbroken”.
It has been a sad couple of weeks for Mzansi due to the untimely death of AKA’s former girlfriend, Nelli Tembe. Her passing took Mzansi by surprise, and we are yet to come to terms with it. He, even more than us.
The “Cross My Heart” star has been silent, and was only spotted looking forlorn at her funeral. An official statement was recently released via his Instagram page today, April 23rd. In the statement, we can almost taste his pain as he starts off saying that he has “lost the love of my life”.
He also opens up about struggling to come to terms with her passing, and thanks his family, friends, and fans for their unending support. He reveals will be taking steps back to recover from the shock of it all. Read the full post below.
STATEMENT FROM KIERNAN FORBES:
I have lost the love of my life… and every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele, so much, and I’m heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together.
The tragic loss of Anele has taken a great toll on me, emotionally and psychologically. Insinuations and innuendos made on my personhood have made it even more difficult to process and the strain our families have taken is unspeakable – which is why at this time I choose to retreat to honour my journey, praying that the moments of stillness may bring me closer to some clarity.
I wish to convey my gratitude to all the people who have supported me during this difficult time in my life, my mom Lynn and dad Tony, Bab’ Moses and Ndabezitha, my brother Steffan, my family (both Forbes and Tembe), my heartfelt gratitude to you all. To my business associates, political leaders, industry peers and elders, friends and my neighbours, thank you for rallying around me. Last but not least, to my incredibly loyal fans, the MEGACY, your collective love and support has brought me much comfort.
As we undergo this painful journey, I have entrusted my team to handle all of my affairs in the public domain, including all my social media platforms. Please respect our privacy as we go through our grieving process, and please continue to keep our families in your prayers.
Love & Blessings Kiernan Forbes