Anele Nellie Tembe’s family has released a statement following the passing away of rapper Kiernan Forbes aka AKA.

AKA and Nellie Tembe were engaged and AKA had paid some of the lobola.

Unfortunately Nellie passed away in 2021 after jumping from the 10th floor of a hotel building in Cape Town.

AKA was shot dead on the 10th of February 2023, at Wish, Florida Road in Durban. May their souls rest in eternal peace.


Below is a statement from Nellie Tembe’s family. Entertainment and celebrity blogger Musa Khawula shared on his Instagram page.

Below is the statement,


The Tembe Family would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Forbes family on the passing of their beloved son Kiernan. 

It is with shock that we have learnt of Kiernan’s passing. As a parent, I feel deep pain for Kiernan’s parents, Tony and Lynn, his daughter Kairo and the family at large.

Kiernan was an extraordinary and talented musician. His music contributed meaningfully to South Africa’s and indeed Africa’s rich music tapestry.

 We therefore extend our condolences to his extended family- his fans.