Ramaphosa visits Uyinene's family: Pays tribute to fallen student

Ramaphosa visits Uyinene's family: Pays tribute to fallen student

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited the home of slain UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana

- This comes after the nation mourned the bitter ending that met the beloved young woman

- Ramaphosa had recently addressed scored of protesters, denouncing gender-based violence outside of the World Economic Forum

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President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the home and family of Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Eastern Cape today.

Briefly.co.za reported that the brutal murder of the 19-year-old UCT student had shaken South Africa to the core.

Her death was among the many that prompted the Total Shutdown movement, a stand against the violence facing the nation's women and children.

Ramaphosa had been forced to abandon his appearance at the World Economic Forum in order to address the protesters outside of the venue, saying that Parliament will be tasked with ensuring a plan to aid in protecting female citizens.

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The Economic Freedom Fighters recently revealed that they would be taking the government on over Mrwetyana's death, after it was revealed that the 42-year-old Post Office worker charged with her murder had been hired despite a previous conviction.

With the country hoping for a swift trial and hefty sentence for the man who murdered and raped the student, citizens recently exposed his true identity on social media.

However, with an identity parade still due in the case, this incident has the potential to damage the case against the alleged killer.

The case will be heard on 5 November, where hopefully the man who confessed to the tragic murder will be held to account for his actions.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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