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Ramaphosa describes Mrwetyana’s death as a watershed moment

Ramaphosa met with Mrwetyana's family in the Eastern Cape on Friday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the family home of Uyinene Mrwetyana on 6 September 2019. @PresidencyZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the death of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana as a watershed moment.

Ramaphosa met with Mrwetyana's family in the Eastern Cape on Friday.

Earlier this week, a Post Office employee confessed to raping and murdering Mrwetyana.

Addressing the family, Ramaphosa said: “The death of your daughter and a number of other women who have been killed quite brutally across our nation, especially here in the Eastern Cape, is something that has gotten us to look at gender-based violence in a way that we must say we’ve reached a watershed moment.”'

WATCH: #Uyinene Mrwetyana: 10 arrested during march against femicide in CT

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