Ricochet News

Rhodes University mourns the untimely death of Uyinene Mrwetyana

Sep 2, 2019
Rhodes University mourns the untimely death of Uyinene Mrwetyana

Makhanda - The Rhodes University community is devastated by the news of the tragic death of Uyinene Mrwetyana; a University of Cape Town student.

"Nene, as she was affectionately known, was the daughter of our Student Affairs Director, Nomangwane Mrwetyana," said Velisile Bukula, Rhodes University Senior Communications Officer.

"To have a life of a young person snuffed out at the prime of her youth is a tragedy of untold proportions.

"A young woman with a very bright and promising future ahead of her met her death in the most brutal and violent manner."

Bukula said that what is even more shocking about this vicious act, is that it happened during a month set aside to celebrate women of our country.

"As a University, we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, such acts that seeks to undermine the strides made to ensure that all citizens, more especially women, are able to live in an environment free of all forms of violence," he added.

"Violence towards women must just stop! No parent deserves to experience the agony and trauma of having their child suffer such a horrific death.

"Our University is in the process of setting up a fund to assist the Mrwetyana family in this time of need.

"Our hearts and prayers go to Noma and her family, relatives and friends of Nene and all South Africans who have been touched by this tragedy."

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.