ARTICLES RELATING TO UYINENE MRWETYANA

OPINION: Why protestors were the key speakers at this year's WEF on Africa

2019-09-08 16:00

SA is losing enough money to gender-based violence each year to send over a million children to school or build several hospitals. It's only fitting that the World Economic Forum on Africa was forced to take a good look at the problem, says Marelise van der Merwe.

Probe into Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged killer finds Post Office officials knew about his conviction

2019-09-07 23:38

The criminal record of the man who confessed to raping and killing Uyinene Mrwetyana was known to Post Office officials in 2018 already, a preliminary investigation found.

WATCH | Cape Town artist creates moving tribute to Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-09-06 05:50

Ukranian-born artist Ana Kuni spent two hours painting in memory of the late Uyinene Mrwetyana. Kuni was approached by photographer Joshua Rubin to lend her voice to the fight against gender-based violence. Watch.

Union calls for harsh sentence to set 'example' in Uyinene case

2019-09-05 19:15

The Communication Workers' Union has called for a "harsher sentence" for the man accused of killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, that will "set an example".

Restaurants open their doors to women who feel unsafe

2019-09-05 15:42

Several South African business, mostly based in the Western Cape, have embraced a new initiative, offering safe spaces to South African women.

Uyinene's murder is the most catastrophic time of our lives - family

2019-09-04 17:18

Expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support received from UCT and the country at large, her aunt, Nombulelo Kokha, said their beloved Nene was the apple of her loved ones' eyes.

Residents dig 'grave' for Uyinene's alleged murderer after torching house

2019-09-04 12:50

Khayelitsha residents who torched the house said to belong to a man who is suspected of killing 19-year-old UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana, have also dug a 'grave' for him.

'Women are disappearing… it's a norm': Emotional vigil held for Uyinene Mrwetyana at Wits

2019-09-04 09:46

An emotional night vigil has been held at Wits University for murdered UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

UCT student murder: No more bodies found at alleged killer's house, police say

2019-09-04 08:21

There is no truth to rumours on social media that more bodies were found in shallow graves at the house of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged murderer, Western Cape police say.

Universities must be catalyst for change to fight violence against women - USAf

2019-09-03 21:28

Universities South Africa (USAf), together with all its member institutions, expressed it distress by news of the gruesome death of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a student at the University of Cape Town, one of its member universities.

 

Uyinene’s alleged killer drank alcohol, then burnt her body and buried her in a shallow grave – Cele

2019-09-08 13:19

Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged killer apparently burnt her body and then buried her in a shallow grave after raping and killing her inside the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont, Police Minister Bheki Cele said.

POLITICS PODCAST | Ramaphosa flounders during a week of national heartbreak and violence

2019-09-06 07:30

It has been a harrowing week for South Africa. Listen.

Uyinene murder accused allegedly tried to rape woman in hospital, says Cele as gruesome details emerge

2019-09-05 20:09

The man who confessed to the rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana once faced a case, that was later dropped, of chasing down a woman in hospital to rape her, Police Minister Bheki Cele said as he revealed gruesome details about the killing.

Uyinene's alleged killer told Cape Town woman to come back to post office later: 'It could have been me pleading, screaming and fighting for my life'

2019-09-05 17:33

A Cape Town woman claims that the man accused of raping and killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch post office in Claremont, Cape Town, also assisted her at the post office, but turned her away and told her to come back later in the day.

UCT suspends academic activities for the week to allow campus community to 'heal'

2019-09-04 18:11

The university says this will allow the campus community to reflect and heal as they continue to mourn the death of first-year-student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

#RememberingUyinene: Crowd boos Bheki Cele who says 'we are feeling the same pain'

2019-09-04 15:41

Thousands of university students and high school pupils boo Police Minister Bheki Cele outside Parliament to protest after the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

OPINION | We need the death penalty precisely because respect for human life is so important

2019-09-04 10:59

I really believe that there are some people who do not deserve to live, like the killer of Uyinene Mrwetyana and many others, writes Rich Mkhondo.

'Sorry you had to be alive when being a woman is all it takes to set a man off' - Uyinene's sister's heartbreaking tribute

2019-09-04 09:15

Khanya Mrwetyana, the sister of Uyinene, who died in Cape Town at the hands of a post office employee who allegedly assaulted her, both physically and sexually, before killing her has posted a moving tribute on Facebook.

WATCH | Uyinene Mrwetyana's death sparks fear and anger at UCT

2019-09-04 08:04

As UCT students and staff try to come to terms with 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana's death, the incident has given rise to anger and fear regarding the safety of females on campus.

WATCH | House believed to belong to Uyinene's alleged murderer torched

2019-09-03 20:52

A house believed to belong to the suspect in custody for the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana has been set alight in Khayelitsha.

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