WATCH LIVE | Hundreds of mourners pay last respects to Uyinene

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

Police minister Bheki Cele; deputy minister of higher education Buti Manamela; Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane; transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana; legislature deputy speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane and ANC provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi are amongst the mourners. 

Mrwetyana’s alleged rapist and killer bought liquor and drank it after committing the alleged crimes at his Post Office workplace in Cape Town.

This was revealed by police minister Bheki Cele when he gave chilling details of the crime at Uyinene’s funeral on Saturday.

Addressing thousands of mourners at the Abbotsford Christian Centre, Cele told how of Uyinene fought “heavily” and “lost footing” before she was raped.