NATIONAL NEWS - The man who was arrested for the murder and rape of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been reportedly fired from the post office.
The South African Post Office board convened a dedicated sub-committee to investigate the appointment of the man who allegedly raped and murdered Mrwetyana last week.
The department of communications, telecommunications and postal services confirmed to TimesLive that the suspect had been dismissed as “he made himself guilty of gross misconduct by intentionally misleading the organisation and stating under oath that he had never been convicted of any criminal office”.
The Citizen earlier reported that the post office was horrified by the news of the murder of Mrwetyana at the Clareinch Post Office.
The 42-year-old post office employee allegedly confessed and faces charges of murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice as it also emerged he had a previous criminal conviction. He is behind bars awaiting his next appearance in November.