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‘AKA killed Anele’ – Tembe family lawyers

By Khulile Thwala

Rapper Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes’s late fiancé Anele Tembe’s family believe that he pushed or threw her from the balcony of their hotel room at the Pepper Club hotel in Cape Town two years ago. 

In a scathing letter written by the Tembe family’s lawyers, TM Incorporated Attorneys, to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape, the lawyers wrote that the Tembe family believe that AKA did not attend to Anele who was alive 20 minutes after she landed on the ground, but instead cleaned the hotel room which had blood and then went ahead to party with his friends after her passing. 
The letter was written after the NPA declined to prosecute the rapper in June last year, following an investigation into Anele’s death. According to a report by City Press, in the letter, the lawyers tell the NPA that the Tembes did not agree with the NPA’s decision not to prosecute the rapper, stating that there was ample evidence to go ahead with prosecuting him.
The lawyers wrote that the NPA disregarded crucial evidence which contradicted the one which was at the disposal of the investigators. The family also stated that the investigators ignored a statement by a crucial witness, Rob Stefanutto, who stated that he heard an argument from the rapper’s room between a male and a female.  

The family said during the argument “the lady, who later turned out to be Anele Tembe, was heard desperately asking the attacker, being male, to leave her alone. Moments thereafter Stefanutto heard Anele Tembe drop, he then administered CPR on her”.
They also indicated that there were no fingerprints on the balustrade of the balcony, demonstrating her action of climbing over.

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