Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

Luyanda Botha confessed to the rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana, seeing the trial draw to a close. Meghan made the visit to "show solidarity" with protesters against gender-based violence, a post on her official Instagram account said.

Botha admitted in his plea that he organised to be alone with Mrwetyana in the locked Clareinch Post Office that day by telling her a parcel was ready.

TimesLive reported that Police Minister, Bheki Cele revealed that Mrwetyana's alleged killer apparently burnt her body and then buried her in a shallow grave after raping and killing her inside the post office.

The Cape Town High Court heard how the accused pleaded guilty to the horrific crime, entering into a plea and sentencing agreement with the state.

"The parcel was not available and I told the deceased I would contact her to tell her when the parcel was available".

After the brutal rape and murder of Mrwetyana, allegedly at the Clareinch Post Office in Cape Town, Ndabeni-Abrahams met with SAPO and requested a comprehensive report of its staff. So moved was Meghan at the outrage caused by Uyinene's savage death that she paid a private pilgrimage to the post office where she was murdered and had become a shrine to her.

"She managed to run to the door but I caught up with her and knocked her to the ground".

Blood was found inside the post office and in the man's auto.

Botha made a confession and pointed out the scene after being arrested. "I am liable of my intentions, as I meant to rape and murder".

The State's case will be led by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Western Cape, advocate Rodney De Kock.

"She fought bravely and courageously".

Judge Gayaat Salients-Hlophie confirmed the sentence and said that he would not be eligible to apply for parole for 25 years. "Though it may be cold comfort to you today, it is not without significance that she was a fighter and clearly had a fighting spirit for her life", the judge added.

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