Luyanda Botha named as Uyinene's alleged killer after court order is lifted
Luyanda Botha has now legally been named as the man accused of killing Uyinene Mrwetyana after appearing in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
A court order that had previously prevented the accused from being named has been lifted following the conclusion of investigations.
Magistrate Goolam Bawa has now allowed for him to be named and photographed.
Botha, a Post Office worker, is accused of raping and murdering the 19-year-old in a Claremont post office in August, as well as defeating the ends of justice.
The 42-year-old Khayelitsha resident appeared in the dock but was initially due to appear via video link, reports EWN.
His case has been postponed until Thursday 7 November. He has not applied for bail.
The matter will be transferred to the Western Cape High Court.
He attempted to hide his face as he made his way to the dock this morning. LP pic.twitter.com/HnYSsG4PhF— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) November 5, 2019
Covid-19 positive ER doctor Adam Barnes tells CapeTalk's John Maytham about some of the challenges on the coronavirus frontline.Read More
DA leadership hopeful Mbali Ntuli speaks to CapeTalk's Lester Kiewit about her campaign to secure the party's top position.Read More
The search continues for a missing trail runner who disappeared after going for a run along Table Mountain on Monday afternoon.Read More
Doctors are looking for 600 recovered Covid-19 patients to take part in a convalescent blood plasma trial.Read More
Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has met with the leadership of rival taxi associations to address the deadly taxi shootings in the province.Read More
With the ECD sector now allowed to reopen, how will preschools enforce Covid-19 safety measures among the children in their care?Read More
Restauranteur Costa Carastavrakis shares his incredible story of addiction recovery with CapeTalk's Zain Johnson.Read More
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has launched a nation-wide court watching briefs unit as a means to put farm attackers behind bars.Read More
From 1 August FNB customers will no longer receive their bank statements via email. Refilwe Moloto finds out why...Read More
While health authorities in the province have been focused on the Covid-19 response, there's been a steep decline in the treatment of other health conditions.Read More