Due to the recent incident that happened in the University of Cape Town, of the 42-year-old post office employee, who allegedly raped and murdered student, Uyinene Mrwetyana who went missing for days, has got his house burnt down in Khayelitsha, Cape Town by residents who were angry.
The footage of the incident was shared on social media, several women were singing in the scene.
Although it has not been confirmed if the suspects is the genuine owner of the house, but residents believe he is the owner because a councillor told News24.
Another witness in the scene disclosed that fire brigade were not allowed to quench the fire.
Provincial National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in the Western Cape, Eric Ntabazalila said that the suspect has a prior conviction for armed robbery with aggravating circumstances, and a case of rape which was opened against him.
“He did not indicate whether he’s going to apply for bail at this stage but if he does, as the state we indicate that we will oppose bail because this is a schedule 6 crime,” Ntabazalila said.
The suspect case has been postponed to 5th November, while court has ruled that the suspect is not yet be named by the media.
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