The search for first-year University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has come to an end with an arrest being made by police officers. 

A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with her disappearance  on Saturday but it was not until the man appeared in the Wynberg magistrate’s court on Monday where news broke that he had confessed to raping and taking the life of the nineteen-year-old student. 

The state alleged that the man had bludgeoned Mrwetyana with a scale inside the post office. She had allegedly fought back but was knocked unconscious, TimesLive reported.

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The Post Office was the last place Mrwetwana was known to have been seen before her disappearance. 

People took to Twitter as the horrific news about her death broke. 

Mrwetyana had been missing since August 24 and been at the top of the trends on social media due to her friends and family publicizing her disappearance promptly. 

A missing person’s case was opened on Monday, August 26, and South African Police Services and private investigators were working around the clock to solve the case. 

There were also reports of an unidentified body that had been discovered in Khayelitsha, DNA tests and an autopsy will reveal whether the body is that of Mrwetyana.