Anene accused not read full rights - report

2013-10-19 16:00
Johannes Kana (front) appears in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Johannes Kana (front) appears in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Booysen trial visits crime scene

2013-10-10 09:16

The judge in the Anene Booysen rape and murder trial has ordered an in loco inspection of the crime scene. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The man accused of raping and killing 17-year-old Anene Booysen was not read his full rights during an interview earlier this year, the Saturday Star reported.

Lieutenant-Colonel Hermien Titlestad-van Zyl, from the Mitchells Plain police, told the Swellendam Circuit Court on Friday that after arriving at Bredasdorp police station, she had "not read out [Johannes] Kana's rights verbatim", reported the newspaper.

Titlestad-van Zyl told the court she was contacted by Bredasdorp police with a request to assist. She arrived at the station on February 22 to speak to Kana about the pointing out of the crime scene.

Although she said she explained why she was there, and that he could have an attorney present, she "didn't use the words that if he pointed anything out it could be used against him in court".

Kana is on trial for allegedly raping and disembowelling Booysen in Bredasdorp, Western Cape, in February. Booysen died in Tygerberg Hospital on the afternoon of Saturday, February 2.

Kana has admitted leaving a Bredasdorp pub with Booysen, hitting and raping her, but has denied killing her.

The trial continues on Monday.

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