MEGHAN made a secret trip to pay tribute to a girl whose brutal murder has outraged South Africa.
The Duchess of Sussex was so shocked by the torture, rape and murder of the beautiful Cape Town University student, she made a top-secret pilgrimage to the post office where she was killed.
Meghan Markle has paid tribute to a 19-year-old girl who was brutally murdered in South Africa last month[/caption]
Yellow ribbons have been left as tributes and Meghan left a moving message, written by her, in local language Xhosa: “We stand together in this situation.
Student Uyinene Mrwetyna, 19, went to collect a parcel at her local post office when she was lured into a trap.
She was tortured, raped and bludgeoned to death with the post office scales last month and her body was later dumped in the township of Lingelethu West in Khayelitsha.
Her murder shocked South Africa and sparked country-wide demonstrations against violence to women – which Meghan referenced in her speech on the first day of the Sussexes’ South African tour.
Meghan was dressed down in a white shirt and blue jeans as she tied the ribbon to the Claremont post office.
She looked sombre and thoughtful as she left her message of solidarity. Local schoolgirls wanted to take pictures but were stopped by her Met police security team.
‘HER VISIT MEANS SO MUCH’
Aaliyah Jacobs, 17, whose Livingstone High School is opposite the post office said Meghan’s visit meant “so much”.
She said: “We love Meghan. It’s a good thing that she did this. She’s raising awareness and then everyone around the world will be aware of gender violence in South Africa and the terrible murder that happened here at the post office across the road from our school.
“The tragic murder of Uyinene has had a huge impact on many lives such as myself and many young women, making them feel vulnerable.
“We are afraid to go out, some are afraid to go to school because of what happened to Uyinene.
“It happened right next to Livingstone High School where many of my friends attend and that also has had an impact on our school.
“It could have been any one of us just merely walking past so basically everyone is always on edge.
“And it makes me feel as if I’m afraid to live in this world because I can be taken out by someone at any second and my friends, my family, they are all at risk.
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“That is a huge worry for me wondering if I will be next or anybody that is close to me.
“Her visit means so much.” Shaima Khan, 17, said: “It’s so nice of Meghan to pay tribute to South African women like this even though she is from another country.
“It means a lot that she came to our community and paid tribute without showing off without any publicity. She was being genuine.”
Meghan and Harry are currently on a royal tour of South Africa, along with baby Archie[/caption]
Meghan was pictured wearing a headscarf for the first time while visiting a South African mosque[/caption]
Archie received a kiss from Archbishop Desmond Tutu on day three of the royal tour[/caption]
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