"The Hardest Thing Ever"

Her family is still in shock

By  | Apr 18, 2021, 08:55 AM  | Palesa Tembe  | Relationships

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This past week was one of the hardest periods for the Tembe family as they spent it mourning their beloved daughter Nellie. 

Daily Sun had the opportunity to speak to the family.

Her sister Mbali had this to say: "Today we went to wash her and l tried to put makeup on her because she loved herself. She was a lady like that but what l saw was very painful."

Zama who had the task to get Nellie from Cape Town to Durban is still reeling in shock. "Her untimely passing will have a long lasting impact on me and the rest of the family. I think all of us should take a page out of her book of life as she lived a full life filled with love, gentleness and honesty."

Taking to Instagram for only the second time since her sister's untimely death. Palesa opened up about how much the family misses her.

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The news of Miss Tembe’s passing broke last week Sunday in the morning, following reports that she fell from the 10th floor of a premium hotel in Cape Town. With some reports suggesting that she committed suicide, it is still unclear at this stage as authorities are still instigating the details around her untimely death.

Earlier in the week, Palesa Tembe broke her silence over Nellie’s passing. Taking to social media, she revealed that this has been the most difficult time for her and the Tembe family. “I miss you with all my heart @nelli_tembe the mornings are the most difficult, and it’s only been 2 without you.”

Actress Nondumiso Tembe is heartbroken over the passing of her cousin Nellie. She took to social media to thank the public for the support they’ve given to her family.

"My baby, Ngiphelelwe amazwi - Words fail me right now. We will hold you in our hearts forever. Lala kahle, mbali yethu (rest well our flower). Thank you so much to everyone who has sent kind words of comfort for our family, ngiyathokoza kakhulu (thank you very much)," she said.

On Sunday Morning, the Tembe and Forbes’ families released an official statement regarding the passing of their beloved daughter, fiancé and daughter-in-law.

“It is with the deepest regret that we, the Tembe and Forbes families, confirm the untimely passing of our beloved fiancé, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law, Anele Tembe (22). Anele tragically passed on in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 11 April 2021

“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.

“Her fiancé, Kiernan Forbes, is currently inconsolable and is surrounded by family and closest friends.

"At this hour of our grief, we humbly request that our families be given privacy and time to heal.”

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