The 22 year old Anele ‘Nelli’ Tembe was laid to rest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Speaking at the funeral, Nelli’s father, debunked rumor that his daughter was suicidal before her death.
According to him, his daughter was not suffering from depression, and he believes her death was due to drugs and not suicide.
The business man 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.” he said
“I cannot allow an unfortunate narrative to go unchallenged, a narrative that irks me to no end … that is ‘Anele was chronically suicidal’. All I can say is, until Anele turned 21, not a single member of her family, my family would have associated her with suicide.” He added