Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday commended the country’s law enforcement authorities for their action which led to the arrests of two suspects linked to the murders of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana and SA boxing champion Leighandre Jegels.
Uyinene Mrwetyana was earlier reported missing. A 42-year-old man, reportedly a South African Post Office employee, has since appeared in court, charged with her murder and rape.
The man suspected of killing Jegels was also arrested but has since died in hospital.
In a statement, the Presidency said the murder of the two young women, one at the hands of a stranger and the other killed by a man who was reportedly her boyfriend, remain a stark reminder that the women of South Africa are not safe, either in their homes or on the streets.
On Monday, the body of a 14-year-old girl was found in a backyard in Cape Town, adding to a grim body count of murdered women and girls across the country.