Hundreds including police minister attend Uyinene funeral in East London

Funeral of Uyinene Mrwetyana is underway at Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London
Funeral of Uyinene Mrwetyana is underway at Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London
Image: Alan Eason

Hundreds of mourners are at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London to bid farewell to Uyinene Mrwetyana who was raped and killed in Cape Town recently.

The mood was sombre as the body of the 19-year-old was brought into the venue with some mourners shedding tears just after 7am on Saturday morning.

Police minister Bheki Cele; Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane; transport, safety and liaison MEC Weziwe Tikana and legislature deputy speaker Mlibo Qoboshiyane are amongst the mourners.

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