Man charged with rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana

A man arrested in connection with the disappearance of UCT student Uyinene Mrewetyana has been charged with murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice.

The 42-year-old man appeared before the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

He confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering her.

Read: Friend of missing UCT missing student speaks, suspect to appear in court

The man was an employee at the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont where she was last seen around lunchtime on 24 August.

The official account of the South African government has relayed its condolences on Twitter.

Many other South Africans, politicians and public figures have tweeted their shock and anger towards the scourge of femicide in the country.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Man charged with rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana


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