Three months after Anele Tembe’s tragic death, the National Prosecuting Authority has referred the docket back to the police for the investigation to be re-opened.
The 22-year-old, who was engaged to rapper AKA, died in April after apparently falling from the 10th floor of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town.
Following her death, an investigation was opened into the circumstances surrounding it.
In a statement sent to IOL Entertainment, NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the NPA had returned the case to the police, a standard procedure when the deceased dies of unnatural causes.
“The matter concerning the deceased, Ms Anele Tembe, was referred to the office of the Western Cape director of public prosecutions. The docket was subsequently returned to the police for further investigation.
“Further investigation was requested, as is standard for all matters where the deceased dies of unnatural causes. The matter is still under investigation by the police and is receiving the required attention.”
In May, AKA revealed that he was not being updated on the status of the inquest.
The Mıtchells Plain star was interviewed by Thembekile Mrototo in his home in Johannesburg where he discussed his “tumultuous“ relationship with Anele and the events leading up to her tragic death.
AKA, 33, told Mrototo that Anele had threatened to kill herself by jumping from the balcony.
While he called the hotel reception for security, he recounted walking out of the bathroom and not seeing Anele anywhere in the room, he said.
He walked to the balcony and saw Anele’s body on the street below.