The source said the hiring of the private investigator had ruffled the artist’s feathers because he suspects the Tembe family was trying to find something to blame him for her death.
The source also said AKA was worried about the family’s disregard of his version of what transpired at the hotel before Anele’s death, insisting that she committed suicide.
Moses Tembe, in his speech read out by his friend and prominent businessman Sandile Zungu, rubbished rumours that Nelli was “chronically suicidal”.
“I cannot allow an unfortunate narrative to go unchallenged, a narrative that irks me to no end: that is ‘Anele was chronically suicidal. All I can say is until Anele turned 21, Anele would not consider taking her own life as the solution. Not a single member of her family, my family, would have associated her with suicide.
“As Anele’s father, I hereby categorically state that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide,” he said, warning about the evils of drugs and alcohol.
The source said that AKA told them that they arrived at the hotel after his performance and a fight broke out between them. Though the musician did not reveal what triggered the fight, said the source, he sustained injuries to his hands during the scuffle.
“He then video-phoned Anele’s cousin and explained to her that Anele was fighting with him and even showed her the injuries sustained to his hands.”
The source alleged that AKA then handed his cellphone over to Anele to talk to her cousin who wanted to calm her down and he then went to the loo. He said while talking to her cousin, Anele jumped off the balcony. Her half-naked body was found by emergency personnel who declared her dead at the scene.
The publication has also learned that Anele’s autopsy report, which details the nature of her injuries, has been finalized and sent to the police to conclude their investigations.
Anele (22) who is popularly known as Nelli Tembe allegedly died after jumping from the 10th floor of the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town.
The popular rapper AKA, who is said to have paid at least R300 000 lobola for Anele, issued a statement last week, saying Tembe had committed suicide by jumping off the balcony.