There have been mixed reactions on social media following a sit-down interview in which rapper AKA details the moments before Anele Tembe’s death.

Rapper Kiernan Forbes, better known as AKA, has spoken out during his first media interview addressing the death of his fiance Anele Tembe.

Forbes sat down with broadcaster Thembekile Mrototo for an exclusive interview produced by The Bar Leader TV.

The rapper said the hour-long interview, which aired on Saturday night, was his attempt at telling his side of the story following allegations that he was violent and abusive towards Tembe.


In the interview, Forbes discusses the tumultuous nature of their relationship, the investigation into Tembe’s death, and gives his version of events about what happened the night she died.

South African Twitter users have been responding to the revelations made during the interview and commenting on whether the interview itself was the right move.

Below are some of the responses shared online:

AKAs story doesnt add up. Too many gaps #AKAinterview

— nomnom (@tariroc_) May 22, 2021

Innocent people are not scared of a police inquiry into alleged GBV. Innocent people have faith that justice will prevail, and that the legal & judicial system will be on their side. So what am I missing? #AkaInterview

— Cameron Kendall Peters (@CameronKendall) May 23, 2021

“I am very passionate.”

Passionate AKA toxic?

Passionate AKA raged?

Passionate AKA toxic?

Passionate is doing some very heavy lifting, AKA… #AkaInterview

— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) May 22, 2021

This was PR orchestrated. I mean the answers he is giving is one of someone that is trained for these type of questions! #AkaInterview

— Zama Khumalo (@Ms_ViVaCi0us) May 22, 2021

Most people have been in relationships like AKA and Anele. I don’t think the man killed her. #AkaInterview

— khutso (@Khutso_Mara) May 23, 2021

The thing about this interview is that if you hate Aka you won’t believe his side of the story.

I’m glad he finally told his side of the story.#AkaInterview

— If Itswape was a person 🤦🏾‍♂️ (@SIBUSISO_VOYI) May 23, 2021

Silence is the best answer sometimes.

No matter how truthful you might be, you cannot change the public opinion more especially Twitter. #AkaInterview

— MBA Candidate (@MolalaHudson) May 22, 2021

This is was heavy to watch, I feel for Kiernan💔 #AkaInterview #AKAzwakali I pray he survives this and comes out strong 🙏🙏🙏

— BLACK LIVES MATTER. (@lalla_peza) May 22, 2021.