Grisly Anene Booysen discovery described

2013-10-08 09:48
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Anene Booysen case begins

The trial of the man accused of raping and killing teenager Anene Booysen is underway in the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Cape Town - Three witnesses testified on the first day of the Anene Booysen rape and murder trial in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Monday, according to reports.

The Cape Times reported that Riaan Scheepers, a friend of the accused, Johannes Kana, testified that he saw Kana, 21, and Booysen, 17, leaving a pub in Bredasdorp on the night of 1 February this year.

Scheepers later testified that he saw Kana soon after his arrest, and Kana told him he was "sorry" and that "he did it". However, the defence stated that this confession had not been included in the State's submissions, and it was unclear if he was referring to the rape or murder of Booysen.

Die Burger reported that the security guard on duty at the construction site where Booysen was found testified that he heard a scream while patrolling the area at about 04:00 on 2 February. He called his supervisor and the police and they then discovered Booysen lying on the ground with her intestines visible.

A police constable testified in court that he drove his van to the site and shone the headlights on Booysen. He found her lying on her back, with her pants pulled down to her knees and her intestines hanging out. Her eyes were swollen shut and she was groaning in pain.

An ambulance was called and Booysen was transported to hospital, where she died later that afternoon.

Kana was formally charged with Booysen's rape and murder in court on Monday. In his plea he admitted hitting and raping Booysen, but denied killing her.

The trial continues.

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