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AS IT HAPPENED | #RIPUyinene: 'I'm sorry that I warned you about all other places but not the post office. I'm sorry I was not there to fight for you my girl' - mom

The funeral service of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Eastern Cape. (Mpho Raborife, News24)
The funeral service of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Eastern Cape. (Mpho Raborife, News24)
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07 Sep 2019

#RIPUyinene

Vuyani thanks the police investigators who worked hard on finding Uyinene's body. He asks them to come up on stage. The entire hall rises to their feet and applauds them.

- Mpho Raborife (News24)

07 Sep 2019

#RIPUyinene

Several people are now weeping in the hall after hearing Esona break down, apologising to his sister for not being there to protect her from her attacker on that fateful day.

- Mpho Raborife (News24)

07 Sep 2019

UCT SRC president Asanda Lobelo - "We are struggling to deal with what has happened, we are deeply traumatised, we are deeply hurt." Uyinene's fighting spirit managed to pull the students together. "She was much more than this one experience."

- Mpho Raborife (News24)

07 Sep 2019

#RIPUyinene

"It's time to say to killers 'enough is enough, no more'. We declare war on sugar daddies who prey on the poverty of young girls. It's time to say to the rapist, your days are numbered," says Manamela.

07 Sep 2019

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Phakeng, who has lost a daughter herself, says the best gift the Mrwetyanas can give their beloved daughter is to heal from the pain that they are feeling.

07 Sep 2019

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The Uyinene Scholarship for Women in the Humanities will be for women wanting to study at UCT. They want her name to continue shining a bright light of good. "No child without a legacy or purpose, Uynine lived a short life but it was beautiful & powerful."

- Mpho Raborife (News24)

07 Sep 2019

#RIPUyinene

"Nene was dear to our students, to our staff, to everyone who interacted with her. Nene has been robbed. It's difficult to lose a child this way. For me, I have lost a daughter," says UCT Vice Chancellor Phakeng. She says the university has since launched an I Am programme as a result.

07 Sep 2019

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