Doctor shocked by rape victim's injuries

2013-02-07 08:49

Cape Town - A Bredasdorp doctor has revealed gruesome details of the injuries a 17-year-old gang-rape victim suffered at the hand of her attackers, saying people had to know how cruel her assailants were.

The doctor said such people should not be left unpunished, reported Die Burger.

The attackers apparently slashed open Anene Booysen's lower body and ripped out her intestines.

The doctor had first-hand knowledge of the emergency operation performed on Booysen, saying someone had put their hands inside her body and pulled out her intestines.

“She lost a large part of her intestines. That is also why she didn’t survive,” said the doctor, who did not want to be identified.

Police apparently found Booysen’s intestines lying around her. They were covered in sand. 


Booysen identified one of her attackers before dying in hospital.

The man, Jonathan Quinton Davids, 22, was arrested shortly afterwards. He apparently grew up with Booysen in the same street and had often been at her home. The Cape Times identified him as Booysen's ex-boyfriend. Another three suspects have reportedly been questioned.

Meanwhile, the brutal murder has left the Bredasdorp community stunned.

"It’s a big shock to the community that something so brutal can happen in a small town where our children go out walk around in the evenings,” Bredasdorp resident Zeldie Jooste told Eyewitness News.

Western Cape social development MEC Albert Fritz also said he was appalled by the attack, and urged teenagers to be cautious when venturing out at night, Eyewitness News reported.

"We want to call on our young men and women to please ensure they don’t get into situations at 03:00 in the morning, where they place themselves in danger. We don’t mean to say to people they can’t walk around at 03:00 but these are very different and difficult times. Please ensure that you are safe and go with people you can trust, who won’t hurt you.”

  • NicolasGombert - 2013-02-07 08:53

    Cry the beloved country.

      lownabester - 2013-02-07 10:10

      I have no tears left, RIP. Cruelty like this beyond evil

      linds.ronhouse - 2013-02-07 10:26

      No person in his right mind could do this. These people were on drugs! No doubt about it.

  • 1gascan - 2013-02-07 08:58

    How sick do you have to be? RIP Anene, you did not deserve this at all - no one does.

  • poshm.mis - 2013-02-07 08:58

    They raped her was it not enough to let her go rather than sliting her stomach open. What pleasure does one get from being so cruel. What is the human race turning into?

  • tanya.booysen.94 - 2013-02-07 08:59

    Now can we stand up and make our voices heard this is just not another statistic.thanks to the docter for sharing the info.

  • susan.paul.330 - 2013-02-07 09:03

    I feel sick to my core...

  • nozitha.sibiya - 2013-02-07 09:04


  • florence.booi.9 - 2013-02-07 09:05

    like what in the hell!!! that's all I can say

  • Jacques - 2013-02-07 09:05

    Good Lord in heaven... Speechless. That isn't rape. That's on a whole new level.

  • garth.lambert.77 - 2013-02-07 09:06

    When convicted, do these murderers deserve to enjoy a life behind bars??? - Me think not!

  • jean.tredoux.31 - 2013-02-07 09:07

    and then we get pathetic articles like' "We have become the brats of Africa" saying it is not as bad in this country.

  • bruce.williams.1044186 - 2013-02-07 09:08

    That is disgusting!! Some people don't deserve their lives. That poor girl should be here instead of them!!

  • stephen.michaels.75641 - 2013-02-07 09:10

    May Her soul RIP. This is horrible, only sad thing is that her assailants remain a burden 2 society....

  • ulandi.potgieter - 2013-02-07 09:11

    I'm so shocked of what I have read. R.I.P and may your soul find peace. To the parents I'm sorry for your loss. To the men that gang raped the teenager I hope you get it Ten folds back in the worst way ever and may you rot in jail for taken a teenagers life for nothing.

  • Hobohopkins - 2013-02-07 09:13

    Poor girl......sick people out there

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2013-02-07 09:43

      Sick is not the word, it's vile, barbaric,sadistic,inhumane,evil(sadism) sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others.

  • blyde.wright - 2013-02-07 09:13

    What causes an individual to commit such a horrendous act of abuse to another human being?

  • treatwell - 2013-02-07 09:13

    The death penalty is the only fitting punishment for this

  • jose.d.santos.9041 - 2013-02-07 09:13

    death penalty needs to be brought back for these and similar barbaric crimes

  • otto.vorster - 2013-02-07 09:13

    sick. sad....

  • michelle.breedtcrafford - 2013-02-07 09:14

    This is horrific and it saddens me just to think what this poor girl had to go through and that at the hands of someone she trusted and knew. I wish and pray that only for one day there would be no article in the news reporting about our children being raped, shot, molested, abused or killed. The list of these reports is endless: It has been proven (scientifically) that 5 out of 7 children in South Africa are abused by their parent figures. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said police statistics revealed a 40% increase in child rape cases between 2008 and 2011. More than 28 000 children under the age of 18 years were sexually assaulted from 2010 to 2011. Nearly a third of these children were under the age of 10. Most of the perpetrators are found to be known to the children. We can only pray….

      thabo.mabotsa - 2013-02-07 10:02

      This same thing happened in kimberley 3 years ago ,where a young lady was raped at the graveyard ,her stomach opened intestines taken out and placed on top of a grave , such actions and cruelty is beyond measure no right thinking human being could do this , a simple word to describe it ie ,evil ,may her soul be blessed

      Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-07 10:20

      It is time we stopped sitting back and started doing something. There are national and local associations that people can join. Please help be part of the solution. Most of these places are looking for volunteers. We have to stand together to stop this from happening.

  • leon.olivier.92 - 2013-02-07 09:15

    I cannot wrap my mind around this. We are not evolving as a species. De evolution

  • tanya.booysen.94 - 2013-02-07 09:17

    Her fighting spirit to stay alive long enough to identify her killers must not be in vain.

  • Zoleka Mussana - 2013-02-07 09:18

    shocking, barbaric. what kind of people are capable of inflicting so much pain on their victim? may the perpetrators rot in jail for d rest of their miserable lives and never be considered for parole.

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2013-02-07 09:19

    There are no words to describe how I am feeling about this right now. Women need to be protected against these barbarians. No where and no woman is safe. Was it necessary to go to these extents? What did this young lady ever do to spend her last few hours in agony? Shame on our nation.

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2013-02-07 09:19

    This is utterly disgusting and the perpetrators must not get away lightly.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2013-02-07 09:20

    This is sad and such cruelty towards fellow human beings. God have mercy. Hope the criminals get life or death sentence.

  • nu_un_clear - 2013-02-07 09:20

    What is wrong with these people? In what state of mind must you be to do something as macabre as this? Is this not the perfect case for us to reinstate the death penalty?, what must happen before we as a society realize that removing people like this via lethal injection is the only thing to do. There is no rehabilitation for this man and friends.

  • nick.danielson.129 - 2013-02-07 09:20

    What is a just punishment for this level of sadism? It’s a tough one. Death seems far too kind. Maybe do unto them as they have done unto others, just a bit slower though.

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2013-02-07 09:28

    The perpetrators of such an heinous crime-Do they deserve to be in society?

  • Swapie - 2013-02-07 09:29


  • lee.theron.9 - 2013-02-07 09:31

    OMG!!!! How sick can people be. This is just evil and people like this do not belong in society. I am lost for words really.

  • john.silver.3572846 - 2013-02-07 09:31

    "Please ensure that you are safe and go with people you can trust, who won’t hurt you.” To often it IS the people you trust that do these awful things!

  • Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2013-02-07 09:32

    I don't tear up too easily, but reading this has left me emotionally shook. I have no words to waste on the perpetrators. My thoughts just go out to the family of this brave girl. I want them to know that I and every other like-minded person in this country are totally hurt by what has transpired here. I want them to know that we are also heartbroken by this senselessly hideous act of evil. You have our heartfelt sympathy. RIP to her.

  • koliswa.fihlani - 2013-02-07 09:36

    This is sickening!

  • leandal1 - 2013-02-07 09:38

    This is so sad and shocking but this is the reality of what is happening in our world today where peoples minds have been seered with a hot iron where we have lost all sense of what is wrong and what is right. It is only God who can help us now not the politicians no the government.

  • louise.dutoit1 - 2013-02-07 09:39

    That's just it, she knew him! He was her ex!!!! It's not like she was walking around and strangers came up to her. Even people you know might be evil! Who can one trust these days?! Very sad. I feel sorry for her family. Deepest condolences

  • suraya.dherman - 2013-02-07 09:40

    omg.........what next....feel totally sick!

  • perter.damingo - 2013-02-07 09:41

    "Western Cape social development MEC Albert Fritz also said he was appalled by the attack, and urged teenagers to be cautious when venturing out at night" are the police and justice system not supposed to keep our children safe let alone the country

  • ralph.thornley - 2013-02-07 09:41

    Our human rights-based Constitution overnight transformed the notion of punishment for the crime into rehabilitation. Suddenly criminals were no longer to be viewed as the scum of society, deserving of retribution from authorities.We do not need a Constitution that balances the rights of murderers, robbers and rapists against those of their victims.We do not need a Constitution that takes care of the medical requirements of murderers, robbers and rapists while their injured victims are left to fend for themselves. We surely do not need a Constitution that has become a liability to our criminal justice system. Letepe Maisela - Sunday Times 22/04/2007

  • dannymothilall.danny - 2013-02-07 09:42

    Rest in Peace Anene -may the Lord comfort you at this time of need-I do hope that your parents are given the power to be strong enough to try and overcome this ghastly ordeal-I understand that it will be rather difficult and my condolences to the loved ones.17 Years! such a tender age.

  • jaun.lombard.9 - 2013-02-07 09:47

    Still all South Africans can do is complain on the internet and strike to only benefit their own interests.

  • Duits - 2013-02-07 09:56

    As I said yesterday how can we make governemtn bring back the death penalty? This is getting too much!

  • lebo.mabote.5 - 2013-02-07 09:56

    speechless.. how cruel can people be maar... that is beyond evil

  • vmashinini1 - 2013-02-07 09:59

    This is so bad it makes me sick. I cant get my head around this sort of action. May her soul rest in peace.

  • cheryl.childs - 2013-02-07 10:04

    Death penalty. We need to get tougher with criminals in this country, especially those sadistic ones who do things like this. And one of them was her ex boyfriend? Wow ...

  • jen.bader - 2013-02-07 10:04

    Stupid comment from Minister Fritz. 1) These are people she knew and 2) Rape is never ever justified so don't push blame onto the victim.

  • ayesha.ebrahimsidar - 2013-02-07 10:07

    That's a lot of do that to someone....what is happening to our society? what is government doing about this.....when did it become ok to do this to anyone? i fear for my safety and the safety of my kids and others....

  • kerry.taljaard - 2013-02-07 10:07

    This is a disgusting and heinous crime this is when we should have the death penalty these type of criminals shouldn't be allowed to live in society if they could so this once they will just get more violent. How can someone decide to take a life of a beautiful young girl just because they can and do it in a way that is so unthinkable they should be taken out of society for good they don't deserve to be allowed to live in society. We don't need people like this in society. Can any one imagine the pain, hurt, fear, that this young lady had to endure at the hands of such cruel and despicable people and the worst is she actually knew the person. This is when we need the death penalty back in this country criminals in this country have more say than the citizens that are working to make this country work.

  • Samuel.K.Ledwaba - 2013-02-07 10:13

    What is really happening to our country, how can a 22 yr old do such, this is bad

  • lestine.stevens - 2013-02-07 10:19

    Truly there is an EVIL AMONGS MEN and it is common..just over a month in Eldorado Park a girl of similar age was raped, murdered and body burnt..such brutality shames even the animal kingdom. YOu have to asked with tears in your eyes, WHO IS his MOTHER AND WHO IS his FATHER..who brought him into this world?????

  • mathilde.duplessis - 2013-02-07 10:25