Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe’s father has hinted that her death was not as a result of suicide, but due to substance abuse

Moses Temba, a well known KZN businessman, spoke during his daughter’s funeral service on Friday morning at the Durban International Convention Centre, claiming she was neither suicidal nor depressed.

He did, however, warn against the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

He said; “As Anele’s father, I categorically state that Anele was neither suicidal nor did she commit suicide. We must as a matter of priority deal with the scourge that bedevils our youth. Alcohol which is overused and drugs.

“Fellow South Africans we better wake up and smell the coffee, we have a serious problem with substance abuse.”

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The 22 -year-old model and aspiring chef, who was the fiancé of rapper AKA, died after she fell from the tenth floor of a Cape Town hotel on Sunday morning.

Her naked body was reportedly discovered by a security guard.

Tweeps slammed Moses’s speech as “cringeworthy” with some even claiming that “our parents don’t know us at all”

Some tweeps even ran with wild conspiracy theories…

Meanwhile a touching video tribute featuring AKA which played during the service.

The funeral service – which was live-streamed – follows an emotional memorial service on Thursday evening.