Hundreds attend Anene Booysen funeral

2013-02-09 16:37
Anene Booysen

Anene Booysen

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Johannesburg - Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Bredasdorp for the funeral of a 17-year-old girl whose brutal rape has sparked national outrage.

The funeral took place on Saturday in in the Western Cape town. It is there where the girl was raped and her body was carved open from her stomach to her genitals by her attackers. She lived long enough to identify one of her killers.

Mourners carried her white coffin, adorned with flowers, to be buried. Family members openly wept during the funeral service, attended by government leaders and activists.

Three men, including her former ex-boyfriend, have been arrested over her death and are scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The attack has sparked calls from President Jacob Zuma to stop the high incidence of rapes in the nation.


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