WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty, sentenced to life for Uyinene Mrwetyana rape, murder

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Former post office worker Luyanda Botha on Friday pleaded guilty to raping and killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana earlier this year, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court.
Former post office worker Luyanda Botha on Friday pleaded guilty to raping and killing UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana earlier this year, in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement heard in the Western Cape High Court.
Bertram Malgas

The prosecution will be relying on the testimony of 16 State witnesses in its bid to prove its case against Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana. 

The State's case will be led by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Western Cape, advocate Rodney De Kock.

If convicted, Botha faces life behind bars.

He is accused of twice raping Mrwetyana, a first-year University of Cape Town student, before bludgeoning her to death.

READ MORE: Uyinene Mrwetyana murder: Alleged killer Luyanda Botha faces two rape charges

Watch Friday's proceedings, live from the Cape Town High Court here.

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