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Uyinene Mrwetyana Bio
Uyinene Mrwetyana was a student at Cape Town University who was raped and assassinated after being hit on a scale by a 42-year-old man, South African prosecutors claim.
Investigators verified on September 3 that a man had admitted that she had been raped and brutally killed.
Uyinene Mrwetyana Age
She was 19 years old
Uyinene Mrwetyana Missing
Mrwetyana was last seen in South Africa on 30 August and was deemed a missing person. Officials said on September 3 that after confessing to murdering and raping Mrwetyana, a 42-year-old man from the Khayelitsha township in the periphery of Cape Town appeared in court.
The suspect of Uyinene Mrwetyana
The South African claims the suspect is a post office worker and has robbery priors. The newspaper adds that the guy had been charged with rape before, but the charge had been dropped.
Officials said they don't understand why the charges of rape were withdrawn. The South African study on the appearance of the suspect in court alleges that
“he turned around to face the crowd and grinned slightly”.
The trial of the suspect will start on November 2019.
According to the South African report, the suspect handed himself over to police without incident on September 4.
While eNCA reports that the remains of Mrwetyana have been retrieved from the backyard of the suspect.
One account that went viral in South Africa, but was not verified by the authorities, said the suspect told the police, “Wow, hey, this child gave me trouble. Took her forever to die.”
A City of Cape Town official says Uyinene Mrwetyana’s remains were dug out from her alleged killer’s yard. #UyineneMrwetyana #TodayWithDanMoyane Courtesy #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/k039J1KWyy— eNCA (@eNCA) September 4, 2019
In her country, multiple media reports claim Mrwetyana went to the Claremont post office on August 30 to ask about a package.
A spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, Eric Ntabazalila, said Mrwetyana had been told that in the post office the authority was out and that she should return later.
Mrwetyana was told to return to the post office at 2 p.m., according to The South African. Local time, 1 p.m. closes the post office. on Saturdays.
Prosecutors think that when she returned to the post office Mrwetyana was assaulted as the suspect was there at the moment alone. In a radio interview, Ntabazalila said, "She was trying to fight back but he overcame her and she lost her life.
The court was told later that he placed her in his vehicle and drove out to Khayelitsha's Lingelethu and that's where he left her corpse.
Uyinene Mrwetyana Cause Of Death
Uyinene was murdered by a 42-year-old man who was detained and charged on Monday, August 2 with rape, assassination and defeating the ends of justice. The guy is alleged to have been an employee at a post office – before she vanished, one of the last locations Uyinene was seen.
The guy supposedly bludgeoned Mrwetyana with a scale after luring her in the post office, according to the police report. She was supposed to have fought back but was unconscious knocked.
Prosecutor Nomnikelo Konisi said Uyinene was invited into the post office of Clareinch on August 24, then raped and murdered. She had gone soon after 2 pm to collect a package at the post office, but was told to return later as the power was off. The accused was there alone when she came back. Under the auspices of being useful, he supposedly invited her in, but then locked her inside and proceeded to attack her.
The police said they had found an unidentified body in Khayelitsha on Saturday. DNA tests were carried out to confirm the person's identity. Konisi said inside the post office and the man's vehicle, blood was discovered. The prosecutor said the person supposedly admitted to the crime and stated where a body was concealed to investigators.
The hashtag 'Am I Next Protest' started on social media on Wednesday, September 4. Outside Parliament and at the World Economic Forum's first meeting in Cape Town, activists, females and kids were picketing. Signs of protest reading "Share Our Burden" and "Stop Killing Us" call on males, the president, and the people of South Africa to do more to safeguard females.
Every woman who read Uyinene’s story is literally wondering, “Am I next?” 💔— Ms. Moon (@Masentle20) September 2, 2019
#EnoughIsEnough #uct #SouthAfricans #UyineneMrwetyana #StellieswhatareYOUdoing #Ramaphosa pic.twitter.com/GhY0TeMdzO— Simm (@simm_sitheb) September 5, 2019
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