Uyinene Mrwetyana case transferred to High Court

Uyinene Mrwetyana case transferred to High Court

The case against a former post office worker accused of the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana has been transferred to the Western Cape High Court.


Luyanda Botha appeared in Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Botha, who previously could not be named, is facing two counts of rape, one of murder and a charge of defeating the ends of justice.

He is set to appear in court again on Thursday,

The 19-year-old University of Cape Town student was sexually assaulted and killed at a Claremont post office in Cape Town in August.

Western Cape's top prosecutor, Advocate Rodney de Kock, says the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is working tirelessly to fight the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.


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Meyiwa's family turned to AfriForum to assist in the matter, saying the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) had dragged its feet for the past five years. On the anniversary of Meyiwa's death last month, his family expressed frustration at the lack of prosecution by authorities.

"The postponement is to give the defense advocate the opportunity to take proper instructions from the accused regarding this matter.

"When we appear in the High Court then all that evidence will be placed before the court. It wouldn't be correct for me now to be discussing the detail of the evidence that's contained in the docket."

De Kock also confirmed the 42-year-old suspect won’t be applying for bail.

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