#AmINext trends as SA reels after Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder

Cape Town – South Africa is reeling after it was confirmed in court on Monday morning that University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana had been raped and murdered, allegedly by a post office worker.

The accused appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court, where prosecutor 
Nomnikelo Konisi 
revealed details of
Mrwetyana’s rape and murder and told the court that the accused had led investigators to where he had dumped her body in 
Lingelethu West.

The 19-year-old student went missing last Saturday, August 24, and many South Africans across the country spent the week expressing concern on social media and supporting the search for her as anxiety grew.

But after the arrest of the 42-year-old suspect on Friday, it seemed all hope was lost and on Monday everyone’s worst fears were realised.

Mrwetyana’s murder was another horror in
 Women’s Month in South Africa: 
14-year-old Janika Mallo was raped and had her head bashed in; the chopped up body of Lynette Volschenk was found in black bags at her flat, 
boxing champion Leighandre “Baby Lee” Jegels was shot and killed
 by her ex-boyfriend 
and youth leader Jesse Hess was found dead on a bed in her family home.

Late on Monday #AmINext started trending on Twitter with SA women expressing their fear at the high rate of femicide in the country.

#UyineneMrwetyana is not a stranger.
She is me.
She is my sister.
She is my friend.
She is any of us.We feel helpless and scared and tomorrow we are expected to move on and have this outrage another day when one of us goes missing. #AmINext ?
— Buhle Lupindo (@Hlehle_Lupindo)
September 2, 2019

To be a woman means to be under constant threat.RapeCorrective rapeMolestationKidnappingAssaultMurderDecapitationAbuse in any formHuman traffickingSex traffickingViolenceDeathMy dignity, my life:Am I next?
— Taz (@Eza_Kwakhe)
September 2, 2019

they’re not monsters. they are men. ordinary looking, gainfully employed, sports watching, baby making, chilling at the carwash men. we know them. some, even by name. they’re everywhere. hiding in plain sight. waiting. #aminext
— claire mawisa (@clairemawisa)
September 2, 2019

I’ve already had a gun held to my head by a man trying to force me to be his girlfriend when I was 12yrs old. I’ve already been raped. By two men.Is it just a matter of time before I’m murdered?#AmINext pic.twitter.com/sV0yBdanlb
— Sihle Bolani (@MsSihleBolani)
September 2, 2019

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Publish date : 2019-09-02 19:55:00

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