UN: Post office should pay reparations for Uyinene’s death

UN: Post office should pay reparations for Uyinene’s death

The United Nations in South Africa believes the South African Post Office must be held accountable for the death of 19-year old University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

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This comes after a 42-year-old post office employee was arrested and charged with the 19-year-old's rape and murder.


Blood found in post office where Uyinene's alleged killer worked

The 42-year-old male suspect has been charged with the 19-year-old's rape, murder and for defeating the ends of justice. Mrwetyana was last seen alive two weeks ago at a post office in Claremont where the suspect - accused of allegedly raping and bludgeoning his victim - works.

Police have since found bloodstains in the Claremont post office where the suspect works.

The UN’s Anne Githuku-Shongwe believes that Uyinene’s family deserves compensation for their loss.

“If women are not safe in all places then there is a responsibility taken by every institution and in this case the Post Office and make sure it does not happen again.

“There are reparations that need to be put in place to make sure that family is somehow compensated for their loss”

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