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Uyinene Mrwetyana’s alleged killer may be named, photographed

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Luyanda Botha, the 42-year-old Post Office worker faces charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice.

Luyanda Botho, 42, faces charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice. Screengrab

Cape Town – The man accused of raping and killing University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Uyinene Mrwetyana briefly appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The case was postponed to November 7. According to reports, Magistrate Goolam Bawa ruled that Luyanda Botha can be named and photographed.

The 42-year-old Post Office worker faces charges of rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice. He allegedly raped then bludgeoned the 19-year-old student to death after luring her to the Claremont post office in August.

Botha allegedly confessed to the crimes when police arrested and questioned him six days after the crime. It was also revealed that the man had a criminal record prior to his appointment at the Clareinch Post Office.

Luyanda Botha allegedly raped then bludgeoned Uyinene Mrwetyana. Video: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

A group of protesters gathered outside the court, chanting songs and holding up placards demanding justice for the slain UCT student.

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