Cape Town – A 42-year-old man has been charged with the alleged rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana as well as defeating the ends of justice.
The Clareinch Post Office employee, where first-year film and media studies student Mrwetyana was last seen around lunchtime on August 24, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Prosecutor Nomnikelo Konisi informed the court that the accused was charged with rape and murder as well as defeating the ends of justice.
Konisi said: "Your honour on the day of her disappearance she came to collect a parcel at Claremont Post Office. The lights were out and the accused asked her to return later.
"When she returned, he accosted her and allegedly raped her. She fought back and he hit her with a scale.