Meghan Markle makes secret pilgrimage during a royal trip to South Africa to see where the student was raped and killed in & # 39; personal gesture & # 39;
- Meghan visited a memorial for the South African student who was raped and killed
- Buckingham Palace said it was a & # 39; personal gesture & # 39; was that the duchess wanted to make
- Meghan paid tribute to the student by writing a note on a yellow ribbon
- Uyinene & # 39; Nene & # 39; Mrwetyana, 19, was reportedly clubbed to death with a scale
- A 42-year-old male post office worker has been arrested for the murder
The Duchess of Sussex visited the murdered South African student's memorial as a & # 39; personal gesture & # 39; after & # 39; closely follow the tragic story & # 39 ;, Buckingham Palace said.
Earlier this week, Meghan paid homage to the post office where the 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana student from the University of Cape Town was raped and murdered last month.
Crime has caused indignation and has once again drawn attention to the issue of high rates of violence against women in the country.
The Duchess of Sussex (photo) has visited the memorial of a murdered South African student as a & # 39; personal gesture & # 39; after & # 39; closely follow the tragic story & # 39 ;, Buckingham Palace said
The improvised memorial decorated with flower bouquets and condolence messages at the Clareinch post office in the suburb of Claremont in Cape Town where Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, was raped and murdered
Meghan wrote on a yellow ribbon left on stage in the local language Xhosa: & We are in this situation together. Harry and Meghan September 26, 2019, according to photos made by Sun royal correspondent Emily Andrews.
It joined dozens of colored ribbons that were left as a tribute to the popular teenager, known as Nene.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: & We can confirm that the Duchess made a private visit to the Uyinene Mrwetyana monument earlier this week.
& # 39; After closely following the tragic story, it was a personal gesture she wanted to make. & # 39;
Uyinene & # 39; Nene & # 39; Mrwetyana, 19, was clubbed to death with a postal scale in Claremont, it is claimed, after allegedly being lured in by an employee.
The student from the University of Cape Town went to pick up a package, but was told that he would come back later and find the postal worker alone, it is claimed.
Mrs. Mrwetyana (photo) had picked up a package, but was told that she would come back later and find the suspect alone, it is claimed that
A 42-year-old male post office worker has been arrested for the murder.
Last year, South Africa noted a 6.9 percent increase in the number of murders across the country.
There were on average 57 murders per day and according to official figures, 137 sexual crimes were committed every day in a country of 57 million.
Uyinene & # 39; Nene & # 39; Mrwetyana, 19, was clubbed to death with a postal scale in Claremont, it is claimed, after allegedly lured in by an employee
Female minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said that more than 30 women were killed by their husbands last month alone.
Thandi Modise, president of the National Assembly, beat the & # 39; meaningless murders & # 39; women in the country under pressure.
& # 39; It is clear that a war has been pronounced against women and girl children … it cannot be as usual.
& # 39; Extraordinary interventions are invoked to put an end to these pointless acts of lawlessness. This is a crisis, & she said.
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