Hundreds of people have gathered in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats to pray for peace following a spike in gender- based violence. A number of churches and faith-based organisations have joined the prayer service.

Protests erupted in Cape Town last week following the murder of 19-year-old University of Cape Town student, Uyinene Mrwetyana and 19-year-old University of the Western Cape student Jesse Hess.

Mrwetyana’s body was found in Khayelitsha. Hess and her grandfather were murdered recently in Parow.


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