A 42-year-old suspect is due back in the Wynberg Magistrates Court in Cape Town on Tuesday in connection with the rape and murder of UCT student, Uyinene Mrwetyana.

The man has also been charged with defeating the ends of justice.

In his previous appearance, the court heard that the suspect confessed and pointed out the spot in Khayelitsha where he allegedly hid the young woman’s body.

The 19-year- old Mrwetyana, a film and media studies student, went missing in August. Her murder sent shockwaves around the country.

The state alleges that she was attacked inside a Post Office in Claremont after she was told by the suspect to return to collect a parcel. The man cannot be identified as per the court’s instruction.

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