Uyinene Mrwetyana’s Sister Writes Heart-breaking Message To Her. Her sister went on to social media to write a heart-breaking message to the late Uyinene.
The man accused for the murder and rape of Uyinene Mrwetyana was due for his first time in court yesterday. The man handed himself to the police. The news of the rape and murder of the 19-year-old University of Cape Town student has left her family and friends hurting. Her sister went on to social media to write a heart-breaking message to the late Uyinene.
The sister went on to say that she is haunted by the pain and fear that Uyinene experienced at the hands of the man. “What haunts me the most isn’t the fact that you’re gone and taken away from us so soon, it’s the thought of the fear and pain you experienced all alone….I’m so sorry you had to be alive at a time where being a woman is all it takes to set a man off,” says Khanya Mrwetyana.
She went on to say that they would have to hold on to the thoughts of what the sister’s future could’ve become if the man didn’t assault her. The sister says, “Now we hold on to memories we shared together and the thought of what could’ve become of you had that man not violated you. Hurt- That’s what I am. That’s what we all are. Such a beautiful soul with an entire future and opportunities awaiting her.”
“All the other times I said I was hurt or I was crying. I was probably being impossible. Nothing compares to what I’m feeling right now. All air has left my lungs and my heart is right there below my knees…It’s so much harder to remain safe. Not even sending my location or memorising number plates is enough. I could be [at the] mall and just like that my story ends. It’s quite sad. We now move around wondering who’s next because it just doesn’t stop. Will the storm ever calm?…Uyinene, you’re still my baby sister and always will be. I love you so much Nene…”
by Alexandra Ramaite