Police were on Sunday morning investigating the death of 22-year-old Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of well-known musician AKA, at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel in central Cape Town.
AKA’s manager, Phumza Nohashe, confirmed the death and said the Forbes and Tembe families would release a statement soon.
Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound, and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.
A source close to AKA said he was “inconsolable”.
Western Cape SA Police Service media liaison Capt FC van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.
“Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” the police said in a statement.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said paramedics were also at the scene.
Police had blocked off the road outside the hotel.