Weekend Roundup: Mzansi Mourns the Death of Dr Sindi Van Zyl As Well As AkA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe.

By Phumzile Mavimbela

The South African media industry sailed through another grey wave of news headlines following the passing of two Young and promising lives. On Sunday South Africa’s were informed of the tragic passing of  Kiernan Forbes “AKA” Forbes fiancée Ayanda “Nelli” Tembe. Tembe allegedly jumped from a hotel building in Cape Town.

According to a statement released by the family they said “It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancée, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22),” the statement read. 

Tembe tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning.”

Details of her death are still sketchy but it is believed that she fell from the 10th floor of a Cape Town hotel.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick said: “Police are investigating an inquest case following an incident at a hotel on the corners of Loop and Bloem Street in the Cape Town CBD this morning, where a 22-year-old woman was found deceased.”

“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. She had a sweet nature about her and was always nurturing to those around her,” the statement continued.

Another death that has shocked Mazani is the death of radio Khaya FM radio DJ “The Dutchess of Healing” Dr Sindi Van Zyl, Dr. Sindi passed away on Saturday morning, due to COVID -19 complications. She had been battling the virus for a month. 

According to a statement Van Zyl has  a beacon of love and light, a beautiful soul who loved and gave endlessly with grace and kindness.

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