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Case against Uyinene Mrwetyana's murder accused moved to High Court

Luyanda Botha appeared in court on Tuesday morning facing two counts of rape, one of murder and a charge of defeating the ends of justice.

Uyinene Mrwetyana. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - The case against a former postal worker accused of the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana is to be transferred to the High Court.

Luyanda Botha appeared in court on Tuesday morning facing two counts of rape, one of murder and a charge of defeating the ends of justice.

He'll be back in court on Thursday.

The 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and murdered in August at a Claremont post office.

Senior prosecutor Rodney de Kock has been assigned to the case.

"The message to society is that this it's not business as usual. We want the crime levels to come down and we want to stop crime from happening in our communities."

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