A new lead in the case of missing 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana may finally deliver the answers her friends and family have been waiting for.
On Friday, August 30, a 42-year-old man was arrested in Claremont in connection with the disappearance of the UCT student. He will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday.
Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa told SABC News that a man was arrested and an extensive investigation is underway to determine her whereabouts.
“We are confident the interviewing of the 42-year-old will eventually lead to the finalisation of the investigation, thereby bringing an end to days of uncertainty for her family,” said Potelwa. “Meanwhile, DNA tests and an autopsy are expected to be performed soon on an unidentified body that was discovered in Lingelethu West, Khayelitsha on Monday, in an effort to determine the identity and cause of death.”
Mrwetyan was last seen in Claremont on Saturday, August 24. According to reports, Nene left her residence at Roscommon House in Claremont’s Main Road at approximately 1.30pm before making her way to Mowbray to have her nails done.
This week, well-known private investigator Noel Pratten was hired to assist in finding Mrwetyana. After rumours of a body being found circulated on social media, Pratten stressed that fake news was not helping the case but rather causing hurt to her loved ones.
She was last seen wearing a pair of baggy brown corduroy trousers with a black handbag. She also has a pierced septum.
If you have information contact Saps Claremont Const Nkonki TEL: 021-657 2240/ 021-657 2243 /079 894 1563 Pink Ladies Org 072 214 7439/083 378 4882/08600 10111.