Ten arrested following student protests in Cape Town

By Chanice Jennike - 09 September 2019Views : 403


At least ten people were arrested in Cape Town following student protests outside Parliament. 

Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) embarked on a shutdown following the rape and murder of a fellow student, Uyinene Mrwetyane.

Provincial police spokesperson, Andre Traut confirmed the arrests.

Traut said that eight of those arrested have been charged with public violence, while two others were arrested for assaulting police officers. 

The group is expected to appear at the Cape Town Magistrate's court on Monday. 

Last Monday, it was reported that missing Mrwetyana was raped and murdered at a Post Office in Claremont.

A 42-year-old suspect confessed to killing Uyinene inside the Post Office and dumping her body in Khayelitsha.