Anele Tembe's Death Reportedly Concluded By The Police

Her family reacts to this as they are yet to get answers

By  | Aug 16, 2022, 02:56 PM  | Palesa Tembe  | Top of The

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City Press has reported that police investigations have been allegedly concluded in the Anele Tembe case. The aspirant chef fell to her death in 2021 at a Cape Town hotel. 

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What started as a 'suicide investigation' was allegedly said to have 'elements of suspicion of a murder.'

The publication quoted Western Cape police spokesperson Joseph Swartbooi who said, “Kindly be advised that the investigation into the matter you are referring to has been completed. The case has since been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority for a decision, hence the merits of the case will not be discussed on an open platform, in a bid to respect the privacy of the relatives.”

Anele's family is busy preparing to unveil her tombstone and said they have not been following the investigations very closely. 

Her father Moses Tembe said, “We are focusing on unveiling her tombstone. It is not a matter that we have been following closely. If there is a further inquiry to happen, it would be part of a process from the National Prosecuting Authority.”

He then said there is a family lawyer who is following the investigations but they as a family do not want to stress too much about them because it would not bring their dauhter back.

“We are really trying to stress less about the process. None of this would bring back our daughter at the end of the day.”

Read more: "Anele Did Not Commit Suicide"

Moses Tembe created controversy when he said his daughter never committed suicide during her memorial service at the Durban ICC. 

"I was neither there when Anele met her fate last Sunday. I neither seek to attack any person, nor cast aspersions, nor create suspicions nor stigmatise any mental condition, however I cannot allow an unfortunate narrative go unchallenged. A narrative which is maliciously purveyed in some circles that Anele, my daughter, was chronically suicidal or had suicidal tendencies.

"All I can say is that until she turned 21, Anele would not consider taking her own life as a solution. Not a single member of my family, Anele's family will have ever associated Anele with suicide, it never arose. Living would have never been Anele's challenge," he said.

"As Anele's father, I hereby state categorically that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide," he stated.

4 months after her death AKA paid tribute to her on IG, "4 months to this day. It never goes away. Everyday I pray for her, myself and our families. I will never be the same person I was, but I will do the best I can with the gift and opportunity of life that I still have left, [sic]. Thank You to everyone who has stuck by me and our respective know who you are."

"I’ll remember this day for the rest of my life. 11/04/2021. Everyday I pray for the healing of your family and my family. I hope one day we can all come together and pay our respects to you and your memory at the same place and at the same time," he tweeted.

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