The mood was sombre as the body of the 19-year-old was brought into the venue with some mourners shedding tears just after 7am on Saturday morning.
Police minister Bheki Cele; Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane; transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana and legislature deputy speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane are amongst the mourners.
💔Thinking about the family, friends and colleagues of murdered student Uyinene Mrwetyana as they bid the final farewell to her and hoping that our response to recent senseless murders will be to turn the tide against violence against women and others #RIPUyineneMrwetyana pic.twitter.com/ZBO15pAaTA
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) September 7, 2019
— African Child (@ZikhonaTshona) September 7, 2019
In other news – Watch Live – Uyinene Mrwetyana to be laid to rest
Uyinene Mrwetyana will be laid to rest on Saturday. The 19-year-old UCT student was found dead after going missing last month.
Her murder has angered many, as it’s once again revealed that violence against women is out of control. Read more