Meghan Markle pays tribute to Uyinene Mrwetyana

By Oluthando Keteyi - 29 September 2019Views : 780


Meghan Markle visited Clareinch Post Office in Cape Town, where 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and murdered by an employee.

On Saturday, the Duchess of Sussex tied a ribbon at the memorial site of Mrwetyana, paying her respects and showing "solidarity with those who have taken a stand against gender-based violence and femicide."

A 42-year-old suspect confessed to killing Uyinene inside the Post Office and dumping her body in Khayelitsha. The suspect is due back in court on November 5.

Following several tragic deaths of women in South Africa, a series of protests under the hashtag #AmINext? have taken place across the country.

"Simi kunye kulesisimo" – 'We stand together in this moment'," began the caption of an image of Markle on the Sussex Royal Instagram account.

The post also shared that Meghan had a private telephone conversation with Mrwetyana's mother this week.

"Visiting the site of this tragic death and being able to recognise Uyinene, and all women and girls effected by GBV (specifically in South Africa, but also throughout the world) was personally important to The Duchess," read a part of the caption.

Prince Harry is expected to be reunited with Meghan and Archie on Tuesday. The Duke had recently travelled solo to Angola to carry out his royal duties on tour throughout other African countries.

 
 
 
 
 
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“Simi kunye kulesisimo” – ‘We stand together in this moment’ The Duchess of Sussex has tied a ribbon at the site where 19-year-old Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered last month, to pay her respects and to show solidarity with those who have taken a stand against gender based violence and femicide. Over the last month in Capetown, protests erupted through the streets in outrage over GBV in South Africa. The Duke and Duchess had been following what had happened from afar and were both eager to learn more when they arrived in South Africa. The Duchess spoke to the mother of Uyinene this week to relay their condolences. Visiting the site of this tragic death and being able to recognise Uyinene, and all women and girls effected by GBV (specifically in South Africa, but also throughout the world) was personally important to The Duchess. Uyinene’s death has mobilised people across South Africa in the fight against gender based violence, and is seen as a critical point in the future of women’s rights in South Africa. The Duchess has taken private visits and meetings over the last two days to deepen her understanding of the current situation and continue to advocate for the rights of women and girls. For more information on the recent events in South Africa, please see link in bio. #AmINext

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