For all those who would like to offer support to the Mrwetyana family and pay their respects, the university has organised limited transport to and from East London to the funeral of our student Uyinene ‘Nene’ Mrwetyana.
The funeral takes place on Saturday, 7 September 2019. Buses will leave from a designated departure point at 15:00 on Friday, 6 September 2019. As the vice-chancellor stated in the VC Desk issued on 5 September 2019, these arrangements are intended to assist a group of registered UCT students who were close to Nene and who wish to attend the funeral, noting that limited seats are available.
If you wish to attend the funeral, kindly submit your details at www.dsa.uct.ac.za/funeralarrangements. For students who are under 18, kindly provide confirmation of consent to travel from a parent or legal guardian. A confirmation email and SMS with further details will be provided to those students for whom a seat can be provided.
Due to the urgency of the arrangements, the deadline to submit this required information is 20:00 this evening, 5 September 2019.
Disclaimer: In compliance with the bus company’s terms and conditions, please note that (1) The use or consumption of alcohol, illegal substances and the carrying weapons is strictly prohibited, and (2) Smoking is prohibited while onboard.
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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.