The South African Post Office has condemned the killing of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana and confirmed it had launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the employment of Luyanda Botha, the implicated postal worker.
Uyinene went missing on August 24 and Botha appeared in court on Monday this week and was charged with rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.
Dr. Charles Nwaila, a South African Post Office board member said:
“The Post Office Board was horrified and dismayed by the news of the brutal murder of Ms Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch Post Office. What is even more saddening is that our own Post Office employee is involved in this heinous crime. The Board and management of the Post Office condemn in the strongest terms this horrific incident as it does not represent the values espoused by the organisation.”Dr. Charles Nwaila
Nwaila added that the Post Office Management and staff have been actively involved in helping the police with the investigation.
“The scourge of violence against women and children affecting our society has to come to an end. The Post Office is committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to find a sustainable solution. “Dr. Charles Nwaila
The board had summoned a dedicated subcommittee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Botha. Once the investigation was completed, its findings would be submitted to the minister of communications and digital technologies, he said.