South Africa: Telecommunications and Postal Services Condemns Murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

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SA Post Office condemns the Clareinch Post Office incident involving the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

The Post Office Board was horrified and dismayed by the news of the brutal murder of Ms Uyinene Mrwetyana at the Clareinch Post Office. What is even more saddening is that our own Post Office employee is involved in this heinous crime. The Board and management of the Post Office condemn in the strongest terms this horrific incident as it does not represent the values espoused by the organization.

From the moment that the gruesome incident came to light, the SA Post Office management and staff have been actively involved in assisting the police with the investigation.

Consequent to the Minister's directive, the Board convened a dedicated subcommittee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the appointment of the implicated employee. The board is finalising the investigation and a report of the findings will be submitted to the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies.

The scourge of violence against women and children affecting our society has to come to an end. The Post Office is committed to collaborate with all stakeholders to find a sustainable solution.

We extend our sincere condolences to the Mrwetyana family for the loss of their beloved daughter. Our sympathies also go to Uyinene's friends and her fellow University of Cape Town students.

The Post Office Board will not be making any further comments on the statement.

Attribute all quotations to:

Dr Charles Nwaila

SAPO Board member

Issued by: Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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