J Something wrote a touching song to honour the late Uyinene

J Something wrote a touching song to honour the late Uyinene
J Something wrote a touching song to honour the late Uyinene 1


It is without a doubt that Uyinene Mrwetyana’s tragic death touched the whole of South Africa in many ways.

Many people and celebrities used their voices to speak out on the injustice against women and children. One ZAleb who recently paid his respects in a form of a song is musician J Something.

The 19-year-old was raped and murdered by 42-year-old Luyanda Botha, an employee at the Clareinch post office in Cape Town. The whole country was in disbelief at the horror of the young woman’s death.

Everyone mourned her passing the best way they knew how, but like most people, J Something sought healing through music.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the musician expressed how her death touched him and how helpless he felt after that.

“Last year I wrote this song when a girl whom I didn’t know tragically passed away and left all of us in shock and filled the nation with sadness. I had no idea what to do that day and the days following,” he wrote.

The musician also shared how he was afraid of releasing the song out of fear of the reception it would get from people. Because emotions were running high, he was afraid of the opinions of people. Finally he decided to release it and honour many women, children and men killed daily in our country.

“One night out of frustration and deep sadness I got into the studio to express myself and did this song. I never released it last year out of fear of sharing … unsure of how it would land and worried about people’s opinions,”

“I know this song too doesn’t solve anything but I would like to use my gifts to shine light on something I believe should’ve never happened and something that as a South African really shattered my heart.”

Listen to his heartfelt tribute:

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Last year I wrote this song when a girl whom I didn’t know tragically passed away and left all of us in shock and filled the nation with sadness. I had no idea what to do that day and the days following … then there was the xenophobic attacks around the same time and I felt so useless not knowing how to get involved and we tried to speak about it and post things etc which I knew wouldn’t really help the situation. One night out of frustration and deep sadness I got into the studio to express myself and did this song. I never released it last year out of fear of sharing … unsure of how it would land and worried about people’s opinions. Today I would like to present to you with this song and pay tribute not only Uyinene, but so many others that are being killed daily. I know this song too doesn’t solve anything but I would like to use my gifts to shine light on something I believe should’ve never happened and something that as a South African really shattered my heart … #ripuyinenemrwetyana I would also like to thank my goodness friend @tabzunderground for mixing and mastering this song and also to my friend @mot_micasa for playing trumpet.

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