Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, has joined the thousands of people who have spoken out about crime against women and children in Mzansi.
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The reigning Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, referred to the UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was reported missing last week. The man accused of raping and murdering Mrwetyana appeared in court on Monday and confessed to the crime.
According to TshisaLive, it was the first that citizens heard details about her last moments after a nationwide search for her last week.
The State said the man worked at a post office, which was the last place Mrwetyana was seen alive. It is believed that the 42-year-old man lured Mrwetyana to the post office the second time that day and beat her with a scale.
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The court heard that blood was found inside the post off and the man’s car. An unidentified body was found in Khayelitsha on Saturday and DNA tests are being done to verify the identity.
Zozibini took to Twitter to comment on Mrwetyana’s murder saying “women in my country are an endangered species”.
Zozibini’s tweet was widely shared, receiving more than 13k likes and more than 4 500 retweets.
Here are some of the comments from her tweet:
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Meanwhile, yesterday, Briefly.co.za reported that the mystery around University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana's disappearance has been cleared, but the truth of what happened to the bright young student has left South Africans shattered.
The curtain of uncertainty was lifted to reveal a 42-year-old man at the centre of the horror of the incident, facing charges of defeating the ends of justice, rape and murder.
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