Rhodes University launches Uyinene Mrwetyana’s foundation



Rhodes University Vice Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, has strongly condemned violence against women. He was speaking during the official launch of the slain University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana’s foundation .
Uyinene was raped and killed at a post office in Cape Town while collecting a parcel in August this year.
 

Former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and United Nations’ Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and HRH The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have prepared videos in support of the UMF and will be played. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/HDxA2EykAs
— Lerato Fekisi (@LThipa) November 29, 2019


Dr Mabizela says the university has also committed a R40 thousand scholarship to any master’s student who will enroll in Genger-Based Violence studies.
“This sexual and gender based violence must stop. This young woman the crime of her life had her life cut short, we can’t allow that to happen. Women in this country live in constant fear – fear of being raped, assaulted and of being killed. So as an institution of higher learning we say this must come to an end.”
 
 
 
 

The purpose of Uyinene Mrwetyana foundation is to restore the moral fibre of the nation. #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/zNM8NC4xNH
— Lerato Fekisi (@LThipa) November 29, 2019


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