Cele says Mrwetyana fought back to the end. The alleged r@pist and killer of Uyinene Mrwetyana purchased liquor and drank after allegedly committing the crimes.
DispatchLive reported that this was revealed by the Minister of Police Bheki Cele at Mrwetyana’s funeral on Saturday.
Cele reportedly said Mrwetyana had fought back to the end.
The minister was quoted as saying that he had heard that the suspect had told other women to return to the post office, as he had allegedly told Mrwetyana, which Cele said showed that it was his modus operandi.
“She fought there heavily parents. She lost footing and then he r@ped her. In the middle of that, she rises and fights and he gets whatever and bashes her to death,” Cele was quoted as saying.
Cele was quoted as saying that this was revealed by the suspect during his confession.
He said when the police apprehended the suspect he told them that when he realized what he had done he purchased liquor and drank because he did not know what to do.
“He wrapped the young, beautiful body, put it in his boot and burnt the body and dug it into a grave,” Cele was quoted as saying.
He further said Mrwetyana’s body was found before the suspect was apprehended and that the police still have to get DNA.
The minister said the suspect had served years in jail for car-hijacking.
Cele described the suspect as a violent person, adding that after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instructions, r@pe cases against the suspect which were withdrawn would be reviewed.
In other news – Uyinene Mrwetyana’s memory to be honoured through UCT scholarship and new foundation
UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng says the institution has established a scholarship in the student’s honour.
The courageous and fighting spirit of Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and killed, allegedly by a post office employee in Cape Town last month, will live on through a fellowship and foundation created in her honour. continue reading