Man accused of murdering Uyinene Mrwetyana expected back in court

Investigators were still awaiting the results of DNA tests on blood found inside the post office, the suspect's car and his shoes.
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The Post Office worker accused of raping and murdering a UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana in a Claremont post office is back in court on Tuesday.

The 19 year old Uyinene Mrwetyana was attacked inside the Clareinch Post Office in August.

Mrwetyana had gone to enquire about a parcel, but the electricity at the post office had been off. She was told to return later.

When she did, she was allegedly sexually assaulted and as she fought back her attacker knocked her out.

The 42 year old accused had apparently confessed to the crimes but could not be named by order of the court.

It has been more than two months since Mrwetyana was lured to the Clareinch Post Office where she was raped and bludgeoned with a scale.

Police investigations led to the arrest of the accused six days later and he then apparently admitted to the attack.

It has since emerged that the man had a criminal record prior to his Post Office appointment.

At his previous court appearance, he did not apply for bail and the matter was postponed for further investigation.

Investigators were still awaiting the results of DNA tests on blood found inside the post office, the suspect’s car and his shoes.

More: EWN

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