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Failed suicide attempt by former teacher accused of sexual abuse

November 26, 2019


After being accused of sexually abusing at least 16 men, Willem Breytenbach, a former Media24 magazine executive and teacher, has attempted to take away his life on a beach near Mossel Bay.

He was spotted by the local activists who were on patrol in the area of the Tergniet Beach at around 9pm on November 15. Upon assessment the man appeared to be unresponsive, a source with direct knowledge of the incident claimed, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Alarmed by this, they had called the Great Brak police station to report it, and the police in turn called an ambulance.

When the rescue service responded to the scene, the man was in critical condition.

“He put several different types of medication in a bag and he crushed it, and then he drank it with alcohol,” the source advised. “But he was breathing.”

The incident was confirmed by two Great Brak police sources.

*Article appeared on livereport

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