Nelli Tembe’s former school teachers speak on her passing
Many are still mourning the death of AKA’s late fiancé, Nelli Tembe who died on Sunday, 11th of April 2021.
The star died after she fell from the 10th floor of the five star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.
Her death was confirmed by her family members.
“We are still in shock and are dealing with our emotions as she was an exceptional and gifted young woman with so much life ahead of her.”
Well, her school teachers have decided to also pay tribute to the beautiful Nelli.
Nelli grew up in Durban and attended Durban Girls’ College, where her former teachers have described her as a “respectful and humble young lady”.
Sershni Naidoo, one of Nelli’s high school teachers, remembers how fond Nelli was of her teacher’s dog, Misty.
“She was a bubbly young woman who enjoyed the finer things in life. She was very passionate about her cooking, fashion and beauty. I remember when she was little, she had this immense love for animals. She always used to stop by my car to see my dog Misty who accompanied me to school.”
Zuziwe Mdladla, another teacher who taught Nelli, said she was passionate about her language, isiZulu.
“Anele was a very respectful and humble young lady who took pride in her language, isiZulu.
“She was a resilient young lady who was popular with her peers. Anele was stylish and well-groomed. She will be remembered for her genuine smile and willingness to take part in isiZulu forum discussions. She was a pleasure to have in class.”
Nelli’s former school friends have also flooded social media with tributes for her.
Close family member and US-based actress and musician Nondumiso Tembe who viewed Nelli as her “baby sister”, spoke about the heartbreak her death has left.
“My baby, Ngiphelelwe amazwi. Words fail me right now. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Lala kahle, mbali yethu,” she wrote.
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