- Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has made a special trip to honour the memory of Uyinene Mrwetyana
- Tying a ribbon at the site of the 19-year-old's murder site, Markle stood in solidarity with the movement against gender-based violence
- The UCT student's mother had recently received a visit from the visiting royal, who paid her condolences
Meghan Markle has visited the Post Office where Uyinene Mrwetyana lived out her last moments alive.
Briefly.co.za reported that the death of the young student had contributed to what was somewhat of a breaking point for South Africa as far as crimes against women were concerned, spurring numerous protests.
Apparently, the Duke and Duchess had been following the story from afar and had made a point of finding out more during their visit to the country.
In a post accompanying a picture of Markle tying a ribbon inscribed with 'Simi kunye kulesisimo' ( We stand together in this moment), the couple noted that:
"Uyinene’s death has mobilised people across South Africa in the fight against gender-based violence and is seen as a critical point in the future of women’s rights in South Africa. The Duchess has taken private visits and meetings over the last two days to deepen her understanding of the current situation and continue to advocate for the rights of women and girls."
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