On Wednesday, 4 September 2019, staff and students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) marched on Parliament to demand justice for Uyinene Mrwetyana and all those affected daily by sexual and gender-based violence.
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The University of Cape Town mourns the tragic death of our student Uyinene Mrwetyana, fondly known as Nene. The fact that a young female student has died in this horrific manner is devastating, and it has shocked us to our core. It is incomprehensible that a young life, with so much potential, has been stolen from her family and our community. It is even more distressing that this horrible incident is one of many where women – young and old, and even girls – are ripped from our communities in such a violent manner.