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Former Post Office employee in court for Nene’s murder


The former Post Office employee who confessed and has been charged with the murder of East London teenager Uyinene Mrwetyana (19) is appearing at the Wynberg Magistrate Court today.


Despite confessing, he still cannot be named by order of the court.


He was arrested after Mrwetyana, a University of Cape Town student, went missing in August, last seen at the Clareinch Post Office. The 42-year-old did not apply for bail during his first appearance on September 2.


He has a previous conviction of armed robbery with aggravating circumstances and a rape case that was withdrawn.


Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services two months ago ordered an investigation into how this man was employed by the government despite having a criminal conviction.


Mrwetyana went to the Post Office to fetch a parcel and was lured by the Khayelitsha man to come back after closing hours when he raped and bludgeoned her with a scale. She was found dumped in Khayelitsha six days after she went missing.


“He is charged with murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice. Today the court will give results on the DNA tests of blood found inside the Post Office, the accused’s car and his shoes,” said Eric Ntabazalila, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape.

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