ARTICLES RELATING TO UYINENE MRWETYANA

Police team awarded for cracking Uyinene Mrwetyana case

2020-01-27 13:13

A police team has been recognised for cracking the investigation into the disappearance of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana and tracking down her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha.

Ralph Mathekga: South Africans will soldier on into 2020

2019-12-24 17:06

This is a country of contradictions, imperfections, disappointments, promises, and hope. Whatever you make of it, no place is like South Africa, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Uyinene foundation launch: 'This symbolises a crossover to the other side, where her memories will live' - Uyinene's mother

2019-11-30 09:10

Uyinene Mrwetyana's mother has said the launch of the foundation symbolises a crossover to the other side, where her memories will live.

From apathy to outrage - the rise against sexist violence in SA

2019-11-19 20:00

For years, South Africa's awful reputation for the murder and rape of women had gone unchallenged by many of its citizens. Eventually, it all became too much and a national campaign for change took hold.

WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty to the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-11-15 21:21

Former South Africa Post Office worker Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Western Cape High Court. Watch as Botha pleads guilty here.

'Justice must be swift' - Life terms for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer welcomed

2019-11-15 18:40

The three life terms handed to Luyanda Botha after he pleaded guilty to raping and murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been welcomed by many in civil society.

Uyinene Mrwetyana's family shares grief after her killer is sentenced to life: 'We don't have any sympathy for him'

2019-11-15 13:09

The family of slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana has welcomed the three life terms handed down to her rapist and killer Luyanda Botha, saying they did not believe his confession meant he was remorseful.

Uyinene murder: 16 witnesses on State's list to prove its case against Luyanda Botha

2019-11-08 06:14

The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Uyinene Mrwetyana's body was hidden in Post Office safe overnight, says State

2019-11-07 10:53

Luyanda Botha, after murdering Uyinene Mrwetyana, left her body overnight in the safe of the Clareinch Post Office, collecting it the next day and setting it alight, according to the State's case against him.

Uyinene Mrwetyana murder: Alleged killer Luyanda Botha faces two rape charges

2019-11-05 13:28

Evidence in the State’s case against former post office worker Luyanda Botha, accused of the brutal murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has resulted in him facing a second rape charge.

 

From #AmINext to xenophobia, the stories that rocked SA in 2019

2020-01-01 07:21

From ongoing attacks on women and children, to the apparent targeting of foreign nationals and the deployment of the army to the Cape Flats – violence grabbed the major headlines in South Africa in 2019.

PICS | Foundation honours bright, brave Uyinene

2019-12-01 10:56

The site of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's violent death, Clareinch Post Office in Cape Town, is to be transformed into a wellness centre.

'From a place of trauma to healing' - Uyinene's family wants to turn Clareinch post office into wellness centre

2019-11-29 22:15

The family of Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and murdered by Luyanda Botha at a post office in Cape Town in August, say they hope to convert it into a wellness centre.

'Justice has been done' - govt. reacts to Luyanda Botha's 3 life terms for rape, murder

2019-11-15 21:41

The South African government says while the three life sentences handed to rapist and murderer Luyanda Both for the senseless killing of Uyinene Mrwetyana won’t bring the budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student, they hope it brings solace in that justice has been served.

WATCH | Luyanda Botha handed three life sentences

2019-11-15 19:36

Luyanda Botha has received three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Family to officially launch Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, with special message from Meghan Markle expected

2019-11-15 17:12

The family of slain 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana will launch a foundation in her name at the end of the month, they announced after her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha, was sentenced to life.

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WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.

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WATCH | 'We are ready for trial' - NPA on Uyinene murder case

2019-11-07 17:04

Luyanda Botha, accused of murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.

WATCH | First visuals of Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged murderer

2019-11-05 17:39

The investigation into the man accused of the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana is complete and the case is set to be transferred to the Western Cape High Court.

'Show your face!' Public yells at Uyinene Mrwetyana's murder accused as case heads to High Court

2019-11-05 11:44

The investigation against the man accused of the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, Luyanda Botha, is complete and the case is set to be transferred to the Western Cape High Court.

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