A post office worker was given three life sentences for raping and murdering a student. Now South African women are saying enough

Women cry in front of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on September 13, 2019, during a protest against the abuse of women in South Africa.

(CNN)A man convicted of the rape and murder of South African student at a post office has been handed three life sentences in a case that has come to symbolize the casual violence women in South Africa face.

In August this year, Luyanda Botha, raped and murdered 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana when she went to pick up a parcel at the Cape Town post office where he worked.
Earlier in the month, she had visited the post office to inquire about her parcel and Botha contacted her a few weeks later on August 24 to let her know it had arrived.