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Case against Willem Breytenbach postponed - again

29 Sep 2020, 20:40 GMT+10

Outstanding statements in the case against alleged child rapist and sex assault accused Willem Breytenbach saw the matter again postponed in the Cape Town Regional Court on Tuesday.

The former teacher and journalist made a brief appearance in the dock, where the case was postponed to 17 November to deal with the outstanding documents and allow for further legal consultations.

Breytenbach, dressed in a black suit, hurried out of the court building following his appearance.

News24 PHOTO: Tammy Petersen/News24

He stands accused of raping or sexually abusing boys between 1983 and 2019.

READ | Willem Breytenbach case: 41 men claim they were sexually abused, youngest alleged victim was 12

He formally faces six charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault, News24 previously reported.

In November 2019, Johannesburg-based copywriter Deon Wiggett and News24 co-published a series of podcasts called , in which Wiggett exposed Breytenbach as an alleged sexual predator.

It ultimately led to his arrest on 3 December at his mother's house in Reebok, a small town near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape.

He is out on bail.

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