Friday, November 15, 2019

Uyinene Mrwetyana killer found guilty.

It was a sad day for the Mrwetyana family today after the man liable for the death of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana was convicted.
The family of Uyinene sat still and unaffected as the sentence was passed on however were pale as they left the Western Cape High Court.
The 19-year-old's uncle Vuyani Mrwetyana stated: "We would like to proclaim that with this sort of judgment, this is in certainty a pocket of greatness with respect to the criminal equity framework.
"We are still in grieving. This judgment won't bring Uyinene back yet we do welcome it," he said.
"We truly would like to credit the sterling work showed by the nature it has become en vogue in South Africa for them to take an extremely significant stretch but...because of the energy and duty they had the option to finish up this inside two months, so we offer credit to the researching group," Vuyani said.
Post office worker Luyanda Botha was found guilty on four counts including rape, murder and distraction of the administration of and sentenced to three life sentences and five years for obstruction of justice. Count one and count four will run concurrently which means Botha will spend 75 years behind bars. He will also not be eligible for parole before the first 25 years have been served.
Judhe Gaayat Salie Hlophe expressed her condolences in saying  to the family "No sentence can bring back Uyinene  but hopes that they find closure".

by :Namhla Monakali

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