Capetonians have rallied together to do their best to contribute toward the search for missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. Affectionately known as “Nene”, the 19-year-old has been missing for the past three days.
According to the Pink Ladies, an organisation that releases posters of missing persons to aid police in finding them, Nene was last seen leaving Roscommon House – a residence of UCT – in Claremont’s Main Road. She was said to have been making her way to Mowbray to have her nails done when she disappeared at approximately 1.30pm.
A hashtag has gained popularity on major social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, in an effort to spur authorities into working harder to track Nene down and bring her back home safely. Many UCT students have also united to offer one another and Nene support until her return, actively holding prayer circles and solidarity marches across common spaces at the university.
— #bringNenehome (@phresh_jpg) August 27, 2019
Lord, I pray that you watch over and protect Uyinene Mrwetyana
Let her be found in good health and spirit. Comfort her family and friends, near and far, in this time of need. And be a guiding hand to those seeking her. Amen. 🙏🏾#bringNenehome pic.twitter.com/nH6RL5qpQr
— dimpho (@dimpho__dm) August 27, 2019
She’s still a young human being, who still has dreams and expectations to fulfill, God I pray she returns safely.🙏 #BringNeneHome💔
Please Let’s retweet. 😢 pic.twitter.com/jdGQFnZbN5
— AYANDA LOTI RASI (@loti_rasi) August 27, 2019
— Carly Hendricks (@heymay97) August 27, 2019
For those in Grahmstown, there will be a prayer session happening at the Cathedral at 17:00 today. 💓🙏🏽#BRINGNENEHOME.
— #BRINGNENEHOME (@avutyala) August 27, 2019
Can we all just stop ignoring the fact, that a 19 year old girl has gone missing in broad daylight #bringNenehome
— Meg/Peg/Smeg (@meggbaillie) August 27, 2019
— Claremont-CID (@CIDClaremont) August 26, 2019
my mind keeps drifting back to all the shit that’s going down in cpt as of late. robberies & attempted kidnappings on campus, gang initiations, Uyinene’s disappearance 💔 guys pls stay safe hey. we really take coming back home unharmed for granted sometimes 🙁
— aneli$ (@anelisa__) August 27, 2019
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 Ph: 021-657 2240/ 021-657 2243 /079 894 1563 Pink Ladies Org 072 214 7439/083 378 4882/08600 10111.