Afternoon Express’s Palesa Tembe Pays Tribute To Nellie In A Touching Instagram Post. It has been a few days since the tragedy, but it is hard to believe that Nellie Tembe is no more. 22 year old Nellie died tragically after plunging from the balcony of a Cape Town hotel on Sunday morning. She fell from the 10th floor penthouse of Pepperclub Hotel in the CBD.
Messages of condolences have been pouring in to comfort her family as well as her fiance, award winning rapper, AKA. The other day, Nellie’s cousin, Nondumiso Tembe took to social media to remember her. The USA based talented actress and musician shared a cosy picture of herself with Nellie, and opened up about the pain she is feeling. She also thanked everyone who has been sending the family comforting messages during this difficult time.
Another well known family member Palesa Tembe, has also shared her paid o social media. The TV personality and actress says it is quite difficult without Nellie. She shares a video of herself with Nellie having a great time.
“I miss you with all my heart, Nelli. The mornings are the most difficult, and it’s only been two without you,” she wrote.
The exact details around Nelli’s death are unknown at the moment as investigations are still in progress. According to some reports, witnesses at the hotel have described hearing a scream on Sunday morning, followed by a “loud doef” sound. They said they had also heard a man shouting. Her body arrived on Wednesday in her hometown, Durban, ahead of a memorial service to be held on Thursday.
Nelli came from one of South Africa’s wealthiest families and attended the prestigious Durban Girls’ College. She went on to carve out a career as a professional chef after studying at the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine, one of the country’s leading culinary schools. Her father is multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist Moses Tembe, 58.