Cape Town - Department of Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has ordered a probe into how the man who allegedly raped and murdered University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana remained employed at the Post Office despite previous criminal convictions.
The 42-year-old man, who worked at the post office in Claremont, had previously been convicted of armed robbery, said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape.
The NPA also said he had a rape case against him withdrawn.
NPA Western Cape spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila confirmed the two charges to the media.
"He's got a record of armed robbery, or what is called robbery with aggravating circumstances. There is also a case of rape that he had, but it was withdrawn. I don't have circumstances why it was withdrawn," he told Radio 702.