The past week marked two years since the brutal rape and murder of 19-year-old University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana. In her memory, family, friends and members belonging to the Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, marched to parliament on Saturday, August 28.
— BYROooooooooooooooooN📢 (@lukas_byron) August 28, 2021
Mrwetyana was murdered by Luyanda Botha at a post office in Claremont. After a lengthy investigation, Botha was eventually found guilty for Mrwetyana’s murder and was handed down three life sentences for the heinous crime.
The aim of the gathering was also to invite members of the public to write letters to parliament demanding that government creates the national Gender-Based Violence (GBV) council that was discussed in 2019. The foundation also handed over a petition to the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
— Dept of Women, Youth & Persons with Disabilities (@DWYPD_ZA) August 28, 2021
Uyinene Mrwetyana’s passing still breaks my heart even today💔, having been raped, murdered and buried by that post office man.
I wouldn’t heal from that as a loved one.
— BhutLuzuko (@LUSKO_M) August 28, 2021
I don’t think I will ever forget The Uyinene story🥺
Genuinely anxious when I have to go to a Post Office alone💔
— Kwanza (@Kwanz56435469) August 28, 2021
Continue Resting in Peace Uyinene. https://t.co/SAs1QOq7wj
— Sasky’s Melanin 🏹|⭐ Erica’s beautiful smile (@mariathando28) August 25, 2021
Picture: Twitter/ @DWYPD_ZA