Ramaphosa to attend funeral of slain Uyinene Mrwetyana
The 19-year-old was raped and killed allegedly a post office employee in Cape Town last week.
The 19-year-old was raped and killed allegedly by a Post Office employee in Cape Town last week.
Her murder sparked outrage and prompted renewed calls for government to act harshly against perpetrators of gender-based violence.
Thousands of protestors marched to Parliament on Thursday to vent their anger over the scourge.
The demonstrators are calling on Ramaphosa to declare the issue a state of emergency.
Facing pressure, Ramaphosa addressed the protestors outside Parliament earlier on Thursday.
“It is important for Uyinene’s family, but it is also important for you. This, I will be doing in consideration of this that has happened.”