WATCH|#AmINext asks South Africans as murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana rocks the nation

The death of Uyinene Mrwetyana has hit home with many South Africans.
The death of Uyinene Mrwetyana has hit home with many South Africans.
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South Africans are a smorgasbord of emotions after details of murder, kidnapping and looting dominated headlines on Monday.

UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana's name sparked the hashtag #AmINext after a suspect arrested in connection with her disappearance appeared in court on charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.

The state alleges the suspect, who worked at a post office, the last place Mrwetyana was seen alive, beat her to death with a scale.

There's been a massive manhunt for the student since she was first reported missing in August. 

Details of her last moments sparked outrage and concern, with many calling out government for not going enough to protect women in the country.

Anger and outrage followed the discovery of the body of missing 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana on September 02, 2019. She had been missing since August 24. A 42-year-old man who worked at the Clareinch Post office allegedly confessed to the rape and murder. Gender-based violence has been a national issue in South Africa for years, with 3 915 women and children being murdered in 2018.

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