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#AmINext asks South Africans as murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana rocks the nation

Uyinene Mrwetyana

South Africans are a smorgasbord of emotions after details of murder, kidnapping and looting dominated headlines on Monday. UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana‘s name sparked the hashtag #AmINext after a suspect arrested in connection with her disappearance appeared in court on charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.

The state alleges the suspect, who worked at a post office, the last place Mrwetyana was seen alive, beat her to death with a scale.

Uyinene Mrwetyana

There’s been a massive manhunt for the student since she was first reported missing in August. Details of her last moments sparked outrage and concern, with many calling out government for not going enough to protect women in the country.

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UNIVERSITY of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University students held vigils today and this evening following news of the murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. #RIPUyinene has have been a top trend the whole day as celebrities and government all react to the horrific details of the 19 year-old’s death.

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Uyinene Mrwetyana

The 42-year-old arrested in connection with Uyinene’s disappearance has been charged with her murder and [email protected] as well as defeating the ends of justice. He made his first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Read more

Source: Timeslive

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