Tuesday, 03 September 2019 08:51

Watch:UCT students and staff gathered for a night vigil in memory of Uyinene Mrwetyana.

At least 80 students braved the weather for a vigil for UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana last night. There were the soft sounds of sniffling, crying and many held each other in sorrowful and comforting embraces throughout the two-hour-long vigil.

University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng said the university feels a "great burden" about what happened to murdered student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

The man who was arrested in connection with Mrwetyana's disappearance has been charged with murder and rape as well as defeating the ends of justice at his first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.