Police have on Sunday morning began investigating the demise of 22-year old Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of famous musician AKA, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
AKA’s publicist, Phumza Nohashe, stated the Forbes and Tembe households could put out a a statement soon.
Witnesses on the scene defined listening to shouting and a “loud doof” sound, and stated that they’d heard a person calling for help and crying.
A source close to AKA stated he became “inconsolable”.
“She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.
Pepperclub Hotel general manager Efi Ella also confirmed that a young woman had fallen from one of the upper floors of the hotel at 7.30am on Sunday.
“Paramedics on scene have stated a woman had allegedly jumped from the tenth ground of the hotel building. When paramedics arrived on scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst stated.
“She was in a very serious injury condition and that they commenced a complete life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately her accidents have been too intense and she was later pronounced dead,” he added.
Pepperclub Hotel wellknown supervisor Efi Ella additionally explained that a younger girl had fallen from one of the top floors of the resort at 7.30am on Sunday.
Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk stated crime-scene specialists have been seeking out clues on the resort.
AKA had posted pictures on Saturday night from a Cape Town nightclub. The couple was at the hotel as part of the celebrations for one of the rapper’s friends, according to the Daily Sun.
A leading South African tabloid Sunday World reported that Nellie was “suffering from depression.
The newspaper referred to an incident in November last year when it says a video of Nellie circulated showing her attempting to jump off a Hilton Hotel.
“AKA has been reportedly helping her to deal with depression and even got her into counselling,” the Sunday World reported.
AKA and Nellie only got engaged in February. The rapper broke news of the engagement on Instagram, writing: “21/02/21 – love of my life said Yesssss.”
AKA’s Instagram story is populated with videos taken over the past 24-hours of the couple and friends revelling at various popular Cape Town bars and restaurants. The pair have been sharing intimate moments on their social media pages over the last year.