Who was Moses Tembe’s first wife, and did she take her own life?

Moses Tembe, the father of the late Anele Tembe, has vehemently refuted allegations suggesting that his first wife, Lulu, took her own life through suicide. These claims surfaced in Melinda Ferguson’s book, “When Love Kills: The Tragic Tale of AKA and Anele,” adding another layer of complexity to the tragic events surrounding Anele’s untimely death three years ago.

Anele, who tragically passed away after falling from the 10th-floor balcony of the Pepperclub Hotel in Cape Town, was engaged in a heated argument with her fiancé, AKA, moments before her fatal fall. However, Moses Tembe has firmly denied assertions that Anele’s death was a result of suicide.

In a leaked letter addressed to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Tembe family raised serious allegations against AKA, claiming that he pushed Anele off the balcony and callously ignored her as she lay dying on the pavement below. These claims have sparked widespread speculation and controversy surrounding Anele’s demise.

Setting the record straight, Moses Tembe categorically dismissed rumors surrounding Lulu’s death, stating that she passed away after a prolonged illness in 2014 when Anele was just 12 years old. He described the allegations of Lulu’s suicide as “malicious” and asserted that they were propagated with nefarious intent to tarnish his daughter’s memory.

According to Moses, Lulu’s passing occurred with the entire family by her bedside, refuting any suggestion of suicide. He condemned the spread of false narratives and emphasized that such rumors were concocted only after Anele’s tragic death, insinuating a deliberate attempt to besmirch her legacy.

Moses Tembe, who shares three children with Lulu—son Vukile and daughters Anele and Nosipho—later remarried Princess Ntandoyesizwe, the daughter of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini, forming a blended family with her.

Lulu Msomi Tembe, like Moses, was an entrepreneur and held various roles in business administration. Her unfortunate passing occurred years before Anele’s tragic demise, leaving behind a legacy that her daughter would tragically follow seven years later.

As investigations into Anele Tembe’s death continue, delays have arisen in her inquest proceedings, with challenges including the failure of the NPA to submit crucial documentation and the absence of the new executor of AKA’s estate.

Amidst the legal complexities, the Tembe family’s pursuit of justice for Anele remains steadfast, with allegations and suspicions surrounding her death casting a somber shadow over the ongoing proceedings.

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