Worcester dad gets life sentence for son’s rape, murder

Charles Witbooi was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court late last week.

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CAPE TOWN - A Worcester man has been sent to prison for life for the rape and murder of his son.

Charles Witbooi was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court late last week.

The man had told police his one-year-old son had died in a gang fight in Avian Park last May.

But a detective grew suspicious and it was eventually found that Witbooi was responsible for sexually assaulting and killing the youngster.