Well-known musician AKA’s 22-year-old fiancée Nelli Tembe has died. Tembe died at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town and police were on Sunday morning investigating the death.
AKA’s publicist, Phumza Nohashe, said the Forbes and Tembe families would release a statement soon.
Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying. Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst is quoted as saying:
Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries.
She was in critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased.
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.
Police in Western Cape said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel. Police said in a statement:
Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.