Three Western Cape pupils have been recognised for their incredible resilience in almost unspeakable circumstances.
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The wind had picked up that morning, blowing ominously around the corners of what seemed to be an empty house. The curtains were drawn and there was no sounds or signs of movement coming from it. Breytenbach was gone, it seemed.
Three criminal cases and an enquiry case docket have been registered in relation to allegations of sexual abuse against former media executive Willem Breytenbach.
In this much-anticipated finale of a series of podcasts co-published by News24, Deon Wiggett recounts a chilling story of how he and other boys were allegedly sexually molested more than 20 years ago by Willem Breytenbach, who used to be a teacher at a prestigious school and later became an executive at Media24.
The former teacher and media executive at the centre of sexual abuse allegations tried to end his life with a cocktail of pills and booze, News24 has learnt.
'Jimmy', or former high school teacher and senior Media24 executive Willem Breytenbach, has been on the run since revelations of his alleged sex crimes were published two weeks ago. He has still not been found. This is how the drama unfolded.
Willem Breytenbach, a former teacher-turned-journalist who became an executive at Media24 before he left the company in 2014, is accused of raping a schoolboy more than 20 years ago when he headed-up a school newspaper project for the company.
Deon Wiggett, in a four-part true crime podcast supplied exclusively to News24, has lifted the lid on allegations of sexual abuse at the prestigious Grey College in Bloemfontein. This is what we can tell you.
Johannesburg advertising copywriter Deon Wiggett, in a series of podcasts supplied exclusively to News24, recounts a shocking tale of how he and other boys were sexually molested 20 years ago by a man who used to be a teacher at a prestigious school and later became a senior corporate executive.
Alleged sex offender Willem Breytenbach - who has been accused of rape by Johannesburg-based copywriter Deon Wiggett - has been arrested in Hartenbos in the Southern Cape.
Allegations of sexual abuse and rape are piling up against Willem Breytenbach, a former teacher and media executive who has been implicated in My Only Story, a weekly podcast by Deon Wiggett which is co-published by News24.
After disappearing off the radar since the publication of a podcast implicating him as a sex offender, News24 has been pulling out all the stops to locate teacher-turned-journalist Willem Breytenbach.
The former teacher and journalist, revealed as a sexual predator in Deon Wiggett's podcast series My Only Story, says he's got nothing to say to the media.
Media24 and its holding company, Naspers, have expressed shock at the allegations of sex crimes against former senior executive Willem Breytenbach who served in various senior positions in both companies.
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.
A former Grey College teacher who was implicated in the alleged sexual assault of minor boys in a podcast by one of his victims, has closed his business and his whereabouts are unknown.
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