'Anene never had a chance'

2013-02-27 08:54
The spot where Anene Booyse4n's body was found. (Picture: Jerusha Sukhdeo, News24)

The spot where Anene Booyse4n's body was found. (Picture: Jerusha Sukhdeo, News24)

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Cape Town - Teachers of Anene Booysen remember her as a soft-spoken, fragile pupil who was quiet and always in the background.

The Cape Argus reported that teachers at De Heide Primary School in Bredasdorp remembered her fondly.

Booysen was brutally raped, mutilated and killed on 2 February.

Her English teacher Lucy Bell said: ““She wouldn’t giggle in class. Anene was also very protective of other girls.”

Bell said pupils were very upset when they heard about her death.

“We talk about this case every day. A poem has also been dedicated to Anene’s memory and every pupil was tasked to write in their journal how this has affected them.”

Bell described Anene as childlike and fragile “like porcelain”.

“It’s unthinkable what happened to her, she never stood a chance.”

Another teacher, Calla Dyers, said: “She never gave any problems, was well disciplined and never back-chatted. She had a lovely personality and she worked hard.”

Booysen dropped out of school in Grade 7 when she was 15 so that she could start working.

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