The man arrested in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been charged with her murder and rape as well as defeating the ends of justice.
Mrwetyana disappeared more than a week ago. Three private investigators joined police in an extensive search for the first year film and media student, along with distraught friends and fellow students.
The state alleged he had bludgeoned Mrwetyana with a scale after luring her inside the post office. She had allegedly fought back but was knocked unconscious.
Mrwetyana was last seen alive at a Post Office in Mowbray, where the suspect works.
He reportedly beat her up before assaulting her. Blood was found at the Post Office.
An autopsy and DNA tests conducted on the body found in Khayelitsha confirmed it to be of Mrwetyana.
Bail has been opposed for the accused and the case has been postponed till 5th of November.