Uyinene’s murder accused burnt her body after killing her – police minister

Dignitaries, including police minister Bheki Cele, first from left, at Uyinene's funeral. Image: Alan Eason

EAST LONDON – Mourners at the funeral of murdered University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana on Saturday heard how the man arrested for allegedly killing her burned her body before burying her remains.

Police Minister Bheki Cele addressed mourners gathered in East London in the Eastern Cape to bury the 19-year-old film and media student, allegedly murdered by a post office employee in Cape Town with a previous conviction for car hijacking. The 42-year-old man allegedly confessed to police after he was arrested, detailing Mrwetyana’s last hours before her death, said Cele.

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