Tears for Uyinene as crowds pitch for 7am funeral

Funeral of Uyinene Mrwetyana is underway at Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London
Funeral of Uyinene Mrwetyana is underway at Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London
Image: Alan Eason

Hundreds of mourners are gathered at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London to bid fawerell to Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, who was raped and killed in Cape Town recently.

The mood was somber as the her coffin was brought into the venue just after 7am on Saturday morning.

Mourners shed tears .Attending were police minister Bheki Cele and Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane, transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana and legislature deputy speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane.

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