The Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to a young student from Cape Town whose rape and murder fueled the debate over violence against women in recent weeks.
In a southern African tour with her husband, Prince Harry, the former US actress tied a ribbon in front of the post office where the young student Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, was murdered last month, the royal couple revealed in their account on the social network Instagram.
Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, was raped and murdered by a post office worker.
Meghan wanted to "pay tribute to her and express her solidarity with all those who fight against violence against women and female homicides," says the message, published on the same network next to a photo of the duchess attaching a tape to several others, on the facade of the post office building.
Still according to the message, Meghan Markle also spoke with the victim's mother "to express her condolences."
"After visiting the site of this tragic death and having the opportunity to recognize Uyinene, and all women and girls affected by GBV [Gender Based Violence] (especially in South Africa, but also worldwide) was personally important to the duchess," refers the same message.
South Africa has in recent weeks been the scene of a wave of protests following a series of female homicides (crimes against women) reported by the media.
The Minister of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities Maite, Nkoana-Mashabane, stated that more than 30 women were killed by their spouses in August alone, and according to France-Presse, police reported an average of 110 rapes per day last year.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week an emergency plan against this scourge.