MY ONLY STORY | A podcast series and live investigation into a sexual predator

2019-11-19 12:23

Deon Wiggett, in a four-part true crime podcast supplied exclusively to News24, tracks down the man who sexually abused him more than 20 years ago. Here is a wrap of all our coverage on the man described as a bullfrog...

'I was raped at 17, and I'm not the only one' - man tracks alleged molester after 20 years - Part 1

In the first podcast, Wiggett recounts a chilling story of how he and other boys were allegedly sexually molested by a man - dubbed Jimmy - who used to be a teacher at Grey College. Wiggett's memories of abuse were jolted by his father's death in November 2017.

Tracking the 7 'missing years' of the man who raped me 20 years ago - Part 2

In his second podcast, Wiggett sets off to Grey College under a guise in an attempt to gain access to the school's archives to find more of Jimmy's victims. He easily charms his way into the school by pretending to be part of a research project.

Unmasking 'Jimmy' - this is the man who raped me 20 years ago - Part 3

Wiggett unmasks "Jimmy" as Willem Breytenbach. He dedicates the third episode to Ben whom he describes as his brother. "Ben, thank you. Meeting you gave me the big break I needed, both factually and emotionally. He is one of the heroes of this story. Not only are you my brother, but you were the first to say to me, 'me too'."


'Willem Breytenbach will no longer bother us and I find peace in that' - Part 4

In the much-anticipated finale episode of My Only Story, Wiggett finds out more startling information on Breytenbach's "seven missing years" and his time time at Die Burger. Wiggett ends off the podcast by saying he did it for three reasons: justice, activism and art. But he also discovered a fourth reason: revenge.


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In a popular essay published in 1970 titled "The personal is political", American feminist Carol Hanisch argued that many personal experiences can be traced to one's location within a system of power relationships. While Hanisch's essay focused on men's power and women's oppression, the same argument can be made of any type of oppression that's rooted in social structures or inequality.


Warrant Officer Rowan Andrews is the investigating officer in the case. He has confirmed to News24 that the criminal investigation into Breytenbach is ongoing and has asked members of the public with information that can assist the case to contact him on 082 729 8155 or 021 590 1001.

News24 is continuing its investigation into Breytenbach. If you have information about him or his whereabouts, send an email to tips@24.com.

News24 is owned by Media24, a division of Naspers.

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