Students and UCT staff are gathering on Wednesday to remember murdered student Uyinene Mrwetyana. A day of mourning has been declared as the university comes together against sexual and gender-based violence.
Students have protesting over security issues and have vowed to shut down the institution if their demands are not met. They have given the university a deadline to respond to their demand.
Angry Khayelitsha residents torched the house of Mrwetyana’s alleged killer on Tuesday night. The post office employee is accused of raping and killing the UCT student.
#RememberingNene Members of the university community have gathered today outside Sarah Baartman Hall for the memorial of UCT Student, Uyinene Mrwetyana. #RiseAgainstSGBV #JustNO pic.twitter.com/aS3TcnX5UB
— UCT (@UCT_news) September 4, 2019
In other news – Nigerians respond to #XenophobiaInSouthAfrica, burn MTN Office in Ibadan
Irate youths in Ibadan has set ablaze ab MTN office in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. The setting ablaze of the MTN office in the ancient city took place Tuesday night, about 9 pm, SaharaReporters gathered. The MTN office is located in Bodija.
The attack appeared to be a reprisal following recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Read more