– Days resulting in mysterious loss of life have been poisonous.
– Movies and Whatsapp messages present violence with accusations of drug abuse.
It was billed as one of the extremely anticipated weddings in socialite circles.
A fantastic Durbanite woman from a rich household tying the knot with one in every of South Africa’s premier artists.
However the late Anele Tembe and AKA’S whirlwind romance was nothing as footage on social media instructed, as claims of drug abuse, violence and bodily abuse begin to emerge.
Celebgossip has learnt that accusations of medication and bodily abuse characterised the connection between AKA (actual title Kiernan Forbes) and the late Tembe, who died on April 11 after falling off the balcony of a Cape City lodge.
In response to Sunday World, there was a violent commotion of their lodge room simply earlier than Tembe’s alleged suicide, one thing which has triggered a police investigation.
The police have to this point taken three statements from AKA, who carried out on the Nedbank Cup ultimate yesterday in Free State.
Even final Thursday, the police took one other assertion from AKA after they took the primary assertion from him on the Sunday of Tembe’s loss of life and the Monday following her loss of life.
In one of many disturbing movies, which has been seen by Sunday World, the muso is breaking down a door with a terrified Tembe heard pleading with him to settle down. Nevertheless, AKA would have none of it as he’s seen and heard hurling expletives at Tembe.
In response to Tembe, what began the struggle was her calling out AKA for smelling like fish. She additionally accused AKA of being excessive on medicine.
The incident occurred in one in every of their hair-raising home violence incidents that occurred on the rapper’s home in Bryanston, Joburg on March 13, a couple of weeks earlier than their much-vaunted lobola negotiation in Tembe’s house province, Kwazulu-natal. In one other video on a separate event, Tembe may been seen hurling objects at AKA and vandalising furnishings and AKA’S awards, together with his SA Music Awards.
Within the video AKA, who dated Bonang Matheba and DJ Zinhle, with whom he has a toddler, could possibly be heard saying Tembe is underneath the “affect” of medication.
“I bought any individual right here underneath the affect, making an attempt to leap off the balcony,” in the meantime, Tembe is curled on the ground crying.
The connection, which lasted lower than two years till Tembe’s tragic loss of life final month at a Cape City lodge, was interjected by quite a few abuse episodes, with each events pointing the finger at one another.
Sunday World has additionally seen a protracted Whatsapp message she wrote to AKA’S mom, Lynn Forbes through which she was searching for steering concerning the alleged bodily abuse.
It’s not recognized whether or not Lynn responded to Tembe.
AKA had additionally in early March despatched a Whatsapp message to Tembe’s father. Within the Whatsapp message Anele’s father pleads with AKA to “stick it out”.
“When [the] mud has settled… discover one thing you would do together with her on this enterprise space,” to which AKA replied: “Thanks baba. I’ll experience the storm out and quietly hope she calms down and engages me correctly. I hope she doesn’t’ do any [thing] silly within the meantime.”
Some media studies have instructed Tembe was suicidal and possibly dedicated suicide, an allegation her father, Moses Tembe refuted at her funeral.
“As Anele’s father, I categorically state that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide. “We should as a matter of precedence take care of the scourge that bedevils our youth. Alcohol, which is overused, and medicines. Fellow South Africans we higher get up and scent the espresso, we now have a major problem with substance abuse.”
The police, who’re investigating an inquest following Tembe’s loss of life, are additionally investigating these incidents.
A supply with intimate information of the connection, who didn’t wish to be recognized for worry of victimisation, mentioned Tembe was abused by AKA.
“In my effort to struggle GBV, I, right this moment, launch a video, taken by Anele, of Kiernan ‘AKA’ attacking her. The video demonstrates the vicious assaults that she was the topic of.
“On this event, as latest as 13 March 2021, Kiernan smashed Anele’s face towards the wall, banged her head towards the ground and threw her towards the wall.
Anele reported the incident to me. She then despatched me the video of the assault,” mentioned the supply.
“Anele Tembe, who was courting and later engaged to Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes, was a sufferer of extreme violence by the hands of AKA.
My beloved buddy, a daughter and sister to many was a sufferer of gender-based violence, an act that has grow to be a scourge in our nation.”
The supply mentioned Anele had sought safety on many nights each time AKA, whom she mentioned turned additional violent each time he had allegedly taken medicine, attacked her.
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