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AKA’s fiancée, Nelli Tembe, jumps to her death from hotel’s 10th floor

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Nelli Tembe, fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped from the tenth floor of a hotel.

Police say investigation has commenced into the death of 22-year-old Tembe which occurred in the early hours of Sunday, April 11.

Temp jumped to her death at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.

The details around the incident are still sketchy, but Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.

AKA’s publicist, Phumza Nohashe, said the Forbes and Tembe families would release a statement soon. A source close to the musician said he was “inconsolable.”

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Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound, and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

“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 7.30 am on Sunday.

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AKA and Temp got engaged only two months ago.

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