Cape Town - The rape and murder of first-year film and media studies Uyinene 'Nene' Mrwetyana has left the University of Cape Town (UCT) "shocked to the core".
In a statement released on Monday, UCT's Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng and its executive sent their condolences to the family of Mrwetyana who had "endured unimaginable suffering, pain and anxiety for the past week".
On Monday a 42-year-old Clareinch Post Office employee appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court where he was charged with the alleged rape and murder of Mrwetyana as well as defeating the ends of justice.
The court ordered that the identity of the accused not be released and that no pictures be taken.
The accused is back in court on November 5 via an audio link from prison.