The Clareinch post office was the scene of University of Cape Town’s (UCT) student Uyinene’ Mrwetyana’s rape and murder in 2019 when she went there to collect a parcel. UCT was the collection site for thousands of similar postcards. Coordinated in collaboration with UCT’s Office for Inclusivity & Change (OIC), the campaign was championed by the Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation.
The protest, attended by a small group of stakeholders because of COVID-19 safety protocols, also commemorated University of Fort Hare student student Nosicelo Mtebeni who was recently murdered, allegedly by her boyfriend. Stakeholders at the event included those attached to the University of the Witwatersrand, The Good Men Foundation, LivCurious and others sponsors, as well as the first Uyinene Mrwetyana Scholarship holder Luhlaganiso Mabeje. The event was attended by members of Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family.
Later on Saturday, thousands of other postcards were bussed to the Parliamentary precinct where a memorandum was presented to the Minister of Women in the Presidency, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
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