Following the tragic death of AKA’s fiancee, Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe, at Pepperclub Hotel on Sunday, the hotel staff have been offered trauma counselling.
Her family confirmed Nelli’s death through a statement. While exact details surrounding AKA fiancée’s death have not been released, police have confirmed investigations into the incident were still ongoing.
Pepperclub Hotel general manager Efi Ella told TshisaLIVE counselling was offered to all staff members even though only a few had been directly affected by the tragedy.
“The hotel is offering staff counselling and that has been done already. If there is a need we will offer more. The counselling is open to any staff member.
“Very few were exposed so this has not been an overall challenge. A couple have been overwhelmed and distressed and were offered counselling. Other than that we are well. It goes without saying that we are devastated by this event and send our deepest condolences to both families,” Efi said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, AKA’s publicist Phumza Nohashe told a local publication AKA was “doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances”.
“He lost the love of his life, someone he had taken advanced steps, culturally, to spend the rest of his life with,” she said.
Phumza said the star was “still trying to make sense of it all” and has his mother Lynne and father Tony by his side.
“The love and support of Anele’s family and a grief counsellor have also been some relief to him,” she said.