NGO Welcomes NPA’s Decision To Reopen Nelli Tembe’s Case
There has been severe backlash over the move to reopen the case of Anele “Nelli” Tembe by South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), but Women For Change, an NGO focused on defending women and children’s rights, has welcomed the initiative.
Nelli Tembe reportedly jumped to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Durban, allegedly after an altercation with her then-boyfriend AKA. Although an investigation was opened soon after, it led nowhere. Eventually, the case was “closed.”
Two years later, in 2023, AKA himself was assassinated with a point-blank shot to the head in the streets of Durban just after stepping out of Wish Restaurant. Some people have been trying to make a connection between both deaths.
Well, according to the founder of the Women for Chango NGO. AKA’s death may have made people forget about the death of Anele, which may have been a murder. She insisted that Anele’s family deserve to know what happened to their daughter.
The NPA’s decision to reopen the case has seen many South Africans rising to AKA’s defence. Some wondered what the reopening of the case could possibly achieve now that AKA himself has been killed. Because Tembe;’s family believed their daughter was murdered, many suspect they had a hand in AKA’s assassination.