Harare – South African rapper Aka, whose fiancée Anele Tembe took her own life in Cape Town last month, this week recounted what happened on the fateful day.
Tembe (22) died less than a month after her traditional marriage ceremony.
In a tell-all interview with broadcaster Thembekile Mrototo, Aka said Anele had threatened suicide several times prior to her plunge from a hotel.
Quizzed on the nature of the relationship they had, the “Fela in Versace” rapper said their relationship had its ups and down, but it was far from toxic.
“She was everything that I ever wanted. I don’t know where I am going to find another Anele, I don’t know how to compute it. My mind and my soul doesn’t know how to deal with it, I just feel like I am just floating from moment to moment, it is a pain that will change me for the rest of my life,” he said.
Aka said he has been trying to get back to work, but the weight of what happened still has a bearing on his output.
The rapper has been slowly getting back to performances, however, industry observers say they have not been as
“I can’t do anything, I can’t perform, I can’t work, I can’t do anything. I cannot function as a person without Anele, she was such a big part of my existence. I am still coming. In amongst all of this noise, I found it that I need to sit down and if it were up to me, I would take as much time as I can to grieve but that isn`t the case because I am a public figure, so I have to speak and I have to answer questions that is what I am trying to do to the best of my abilities,” said Aka.
He spoke about footage of him breaking the door into the room Anele.
“I cannot recall what we were arguing about but I do remember breaking the door. I can only imagine how scared she must have been, I can only imagine how terrified I must have made her and that is something I own and wish I could change. My heart breaks just thinking about it but people make mistakes and there are consequences about them and I am paying for those consequences,” Aka said.Police are yet to rule on cause of death.