When Love Kills: Book about AKA and Anele Tembe to be published soon

Just as fans and family of Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes’ following his court case, where seven suspects have been arrested and five currently applying for bail and two extraditions from eSwatini, the book about the late rapper and his late lover Anele Tembe will hit the shelves next week.

The book titled, When Love Kills is written by well-known author and journalist Melinda Ferguson, who is behind some of the biggest books about Mzansi celebrities.


The former lovers have since both passed away. Tembe fell to her death from the 10th floor of the Pepper Hotel in Cape Town on 11 April 2021 while AKA was killed in Durban alongside his friend Tebello ‘Tibz” Motsoane in February last year.

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A description of the book reads: “When Love Kills is the tale of hip hop star, AKA whose life unraveled when he embarked on a relationship with 21-year-old Anele Tembe. When she “fell” to her death from the 10th storey of the Pepper Club in April, 2021, after a long night of heated arguing, details would emerge that they’d been caught up in a whirlwind of toxic obsession, alleged substance abuse and violence. Less than two years later, AKA was assassinated in what looked like a hit to avenge her death. This is their tragic story.” The book promises to shed light on the events leading up to Anele’s untimely death, as well as the tumultuous relationship between her and AKA.


Ferguson has described the book as the hardest she has ever worked on and the story of the former celebrity couple broke her heart. In a social media post she said: “I have been keeping a secret for a long time, but unfortunately, the news has just been leaked on social media. So, I want to confirm that my new book will hit the shelves next week. It has been a challenging journey to get this book out, and it has almost destroyed my own relationship. This is a story that has broken my heart.” She added that as everyone eagerly awaits the release of the book, they should approach it with empathy and respect for those involved. “I have never worked harder on a book.” she added.

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