The scourge of rape in South Africa is becoming dire by the day.
South Africans are a smorgasbord of emotions after details of murder, kidnapping and looting dominated headlines on Monday.
UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s name sparked the hashtag #AmINext after a suspect arrested in connection with her disappearance appeared in court on charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.
The state alleges the suspect, who worked at a post office, the last place Mrwetyana was seen alive, beat her to death with a scale.
— Sihle Bolani (@MsSihleBolani) September 3, 2019
There’s been a massive manhunt for the student since she was first reported missing in August.
Details of her last moments sparked outrage and concern, with many calling out government for not going enough to protect women in the country.
— I choose the streets (@TheMoor_Za) September 2, 2019
Last month I wanted to open a sexual harassment case, the female police officer who was “assisting” me said I can’t be surprised if men can’t keep their hands off me because “ke pakile”
I was so defeated
We’re on our own
— M (@Mahlodi_Makobe) September 2, 2019