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IN THE MEDIA: News24 on Jimmy's real identity



Our media partner, News24, has reported extensively on episode 3 of My Only Story, in which Jimmy's identity is revealed at last following more damning evidence against him by men whom he had sexually assaulted when they were boys.


"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," News24 writes.


"Breytenbach has gone to ground since the first episode of My Only Story flighted on News24 two weeks ago. He abandoned his house in Cape Town and told most of his almost 30 colleagues at his digital marketing firm Lightspeed Digital Media to resign. He switched off his cellphone and closed all his social media accounts.


"On Monday, Wiggett opened a case with the police who are investigating his and other complaints."


Breytenbach, a former Grey College teacher, moved to Hoërskool Willowmore in the Eastern Cape and Hoërskool Langenhoven in Riversdale, before joining Die Burger as an education reporter in 1995. 


"News24 is in possession of three statements implicating Breytenbach in the grooming, sexual assault and what would today be regarded as the rape of minors. Since he started his investigation and after publication of the first podcast, 13 more men have come forward to tell Wiggett their stories of alleged sexual abuse at Breytenbach's hands.


"Some of these alleged sexual abuses of minors took place while Breytenbach was a teacher between 1989 and 1994."


Read the full News24 report here.


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