UCT students remember Uyinene Mrwetyana: 'She was a light to us all'

UCT students remember Uyinene Mrwetyana: 'She was a light to us all'

- Friends and fellow students have held a vigil to remember the late Uyinene

- The 19-year-old went missing last week and was announced dead yesterday morning

- Social media users have also paid their tributes online and called for harsher punishments for femicide

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After the news of the tragic passing of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana on Monday, friends and students gathered for a vigil to honour her.

At the vigil, Uyinene's friends spoke out and thanked everyone for their continued support through the painful ordeal. They then paid a tribute to the fallen young soul.

"Uyinene was a light to us all. She was such a wholesome person and supportive friend."

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Many of the speakers at the vigil raised concerns about fearing for their safety on campus. One speaker went as far as to say that there is a war against women.

Messages of support were also shared from Rhodes University and Wits University, while elsewhere in the Cape, a night vigil was also held at Stellenbosch University.

The man accused of her murder allegedly confessed to beating her to death with a scale and then burying her body. He works at the Post Office in Claremont and lured Uyinene back after-hours under false pretences.

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Briefly.co.za reported that Wynberg Magistrate's Court heard the heartbreaking last moments of slain UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana yesterday. The young girl was reported missing on 24 August, resulting in a manhunt and nation-wide calls for her return. Students had waited to hear her fate, still hopeful that their friend had been found alive and well, but tears welled up when prosecutor Nomnikelo Konisi confirmed her death.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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