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Weeks after the death of his wife to be Anele Nellie Tembe in Cape Town, AKA has finally issued a statement in his name about how he is dealing with his loss. Nellie Tembe died after she reportedly committed suicide, by jumping off the 10th floor of Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town. In a statement to TshisaLIVE on Thursday, AKA described the pain of losing the “love of his life”. “Every day feels like a mountain to climb. I miss Anele, so much and I’m heartbroken at the unfulfilled life we had planned together.”
The pair got engaged in February and a few weeks later AKA met with Nelli’s family to start lobola negotiations. “The tragic loss of Anele has taken a great toll on me emotionally and psychologically. Insinuations and innuendos made on my personhood have made it even more difficult to process, and the strain our families have taken is unspeakable. “Which is why at this time I choose to retreat to honour my journey, praying that the moments of stillness may bring me closer to some clarity,” he explained. Her tragic and senseless death left many confused as to what had triggered her to commit suicide. Nellie was buried last Friday in Durban at a funeral that was aired live on national television.