The Duchess of Sussex ties a ribbon as she pays her respect to murdered Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana

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“Simi kunye kulesisimo” – ‘We stand together in this moment’

The Duchess of Sussex has tied a ribbon at the site where 19-year-old Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered last month, to pay her respects and to show solidarity with those who have taken a stand against gender based violence and femicide. Over the last month in Capetown, protests erupted through the streets in outrage over GBV in South Africa.

The Duke and Duchess had been following what had happened from afar and were both eager to learn more when they arrived in South Africa. The Duchess spoke to the mother of Uyinene this week to relay their condolences.

Visiting the site of this tragic death and being able to recognise Uyinene, and all women and girls effected by GBV (specifically in South Africa, but also throughout the world) was personally important to The Duchess.

Uyinene’s death has mobilised people across South Africa in the fight against gender based violence, and is seen as a critical point in the future of women’s rights in South Africa. The Duchess has taken private visits and meetings over the last two days to deepen her understanding of the current situation and continue to advocate for the rights of women and girls.

For more information on the recent events in South Africa, please see link in bio. #AmINext

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2 comments on “The Duchess of Sussex ties a ribbon as she pays her respect to murdered Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana

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  2. Nicole

    This tour is too emotional, sad tears, happy tears, Archie 👑, Meghan looking beautiful and engaging, Harry’s dad swag, etc… I love it all.

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