Melinda Ferguson Opens Up About ‘When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA & Anele’

Mzansi author Melinda Ferguson has opened up about her new book “When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA & Anele” and why she wrote it.

Since Melinda Ferguson announced her new book, “When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA & Anele” she has received so much negative response but she’s not backing down. She took to her Instagram page and addressed the backlash, writing,

“I’m not going to lie here…the last 24 hours have been a lot. While I knew that the book would probably cause a stir, I did not expect the crazy responses that it has received since someone broke the news on social media yesterday. While I have been touched by the love and support I’ve received I have also felt deeply affected and misunderstood by the spitting vitriol. I know we live in a world of social media, where unkindness and callousness drive the conversation, but it’s a lot.”

“I penned this book in an endeavor to grasp the narrative of two individuals ensnared in the labyrinth of toxic affection. An unrelenting urge propelled me forward in my quest for understanding, seeking the elusive truth behind their tragic demise. As a survivor of my own battles with addiction and tumultuous entanglements, their tale resonated deeply within me. It touched the raw fibers of my heart, illuminating parallels with my own experiences…”

She opened up about her reason for writing the book in an interview with The Citizen. She also shared that she reached out to several people close to the couple hoping to get a different perspective for the book. However, the Forbes family wanted nothing to do with it while the Tembe’s gave their blessing.

She said, “I feel very sorry for the Forbes, for their loss, and for the senseless loss of Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane and his family. But I stand by my book and believe this story needs to be told. I did the work. I interviewed people from both sides.”

Briefly News reports that the book “tackles topics of domestic violence, mental health struggles and the pressures of fame.” The publication claims that Ferguson wishes to give a voice to Anele, who she belived was just about to start her life and had no voice.

“She had yet to make her mark, so I had to rely on what other people have said about a significant character in this story,” said Ferguson.

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