Uyinene Mrwetyana, a student from The University of Cape Town (UCT) who was reported missing on 24th August 2019 was found dead after days of searching.
After a search by police detectives, a man aged 42 years old has been arrested and held with accusations of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.
The first year media student studying film and media had gone to collect a parcel at, The Clareinch – SA Post Office.
According to one of the key leads in prosecution department, Nomnikelo Konisi, the girl was hit severely by a scale when she resisted rape.
“The student went to the post office to inquire about a parcel but was told by the accused to come back later because the electricity was off at that time. She returned and he was alone at the post office.
“He locked the door, assaulted her and penetrated her vagina and she fought back. When he heard her screaming he took a scale inside the post office and hit her. He then dumped her body in Lingelethu West. Blood was found inside the post office and on his shoe when he was arrested.” Konisi said