Remembering Uyinene Mrwetyana two years after her murder


It was on 24 August 2019 when 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana visited the Clareinch post office. She had come to collect a parcel. But, little did she know that death would be her fate. eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Remembering the late Uyinene Mrwetyana as the bubbly and loving person she was.

That’s friends and family of the 19-year-old UCT student who was killed by Luyanda Botha -- a Post Office employee -- on 24 August 2019.

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Mrwetyana’s friends say they’ve been learning to cope with her passing.

“We’ve changed our lives and how we live, I think the varsity and the foundation has kept up with that," said Jenna Unsworth.

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"Do I see a huge change in the incidents rate? I don’t think so. I think women still feel the brunt of these gender-based violence acts.”

The University of CapeTown has since created a scholarship in her name, while Mrwetyana’s family has established a foundation in her honour. 

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The Mrwetyana family says this year they plan to celebrate their daughter’s life in a private ceremony.

* eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana reports.


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