IN PICTURES | Cape Town mourns brutal killing of Uyinene Mrwetyana

03 September 2019 - 18:15 By Esa Alexander
UCT mourns the brutal killing of one of their own, Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and bludgeoned to death inside a Claremont post office in Cape Town.
UCT mourns the brutal killing of one of their own, Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and bludgeoned to death inside a Claremont post office in Cape Town.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times

Hundreds gathered to pay tribute to slain University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana on Tuesday. 

It coincided with a nationwide demonstration of solidarity with dozens of women who had been brutally raped and killed in the country during national women's month.

UCT students write messages of remembrance for slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
UCT students write messages of remembrance for slain student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times

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UCT students mill around a painting of the slain 19-year-old.
UCT students mill around a painting of the slain 19-year-old.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Students at the University of Cape Town pay tribute to Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Students at the University of Cape Town pay tribute to Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Flowers outside the Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape where Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and killed.
Flowers outside the Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape where Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and killed.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
A woman pays her last respects to UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana outside the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape.
A woman pays her last respects to UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana outside the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Women enter the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape to remember UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana who was raped and killed there.
Women enter the Clareinch Post Office in Claremont in the Western Cape to remember UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana who was raped and killed there.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
A poster outside the Clareinch Post Office.
A poster outside the Clareinch Post Office.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Women hold a prayer meeting inside the Post Office where Uyinene Mrwetyana was killed.
Women hold a prayer meeting inside the Post Office where Uyinene Mrwetyana was killed.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Women weep inside the Clareinch post office where UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was bludgeoned to death, allegedly by a man who worked there.
Women weep inside the Clareinch post office where UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was bludgeoned to death, allegedly by a man who worked there.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Women mourn the death of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch post office, where she was apparently lured by her attacker.
Women mourn the death of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch post office, where she was apparently lured by her attacker.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times
Women embrace as they mourn the death of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the post office in Cape Town where she was killed.
Women embrace as they mourn the death of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana at the post office in Cape Town where she was killed.
Image: Esa Alexander / Sunday Times

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