I’m tired and sore - Anene’s last words

2013-02-08 10:00
Anene Booysen (Supplied)

Anene Booysen (Supplied)

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Bredasdorp rape shakes SA

2013-02-08 10:36

The rape and murder of 17-year-old Anene Booysen in Bredasdorp has shaken the country. See an overview of the situation here.WATCH

Cape Town - Shortly before taking her last breath, raped Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen, 17, told her mother she was tired and was going to go to sleep.

These were her last words to her foster mother, Corlia Olivier, 40, who was with her at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, reported Times Live.

On Friday night, Anene went to a pub, about six blocks from her home. Olivier warned her not to stay out late, she told the Cape Times.

At about midnight, Olivier went to the bar and told her daughter to come home.

“She told me that she still wanted to stay. I left her and told her not to come back later than 01:00.”

But then Olivier revealed how she was called out by neighbours at 05:00 to the fact that a girl had been brutally raped and injured. She said she immediately knew it was Anene when she saw the teenager’s shoes protruding from the sheet covering her.

reported that when the teen saw her foster mother in hospital, she cried out: “My ma, my ma, help my [My mother, my mother, help me].”

"She was so strong," said her aunt, Pauline Harmse. "She even told her mother who had done this to her. Then she said she was cold and her mother covered her with a blanket."

Fingers, legs also broken

The girl’s mother said: “I was shocked. I was not prepared for what I saw. My child’s face was all beaten up. Her intestines were lying in front of me on the bed where she was lying. I held her hand. She said she was tired and sore,” said Olivier.

The mother also told the Cape Times that Anene had a cut to her neck and private parts.
Police also said Anene’s fingers and legs were broken. Her aunt Wilma Brooks told the Cape Argus that her throat had been slit and “a broken glass bottle had been lodged in her”.

Anene’s mother had died when she was very young and she was taken in by the Oliviers  who raised her as their own despite serious financial problems.

"My brother and his wife accepted the children as their own. Anene was a very loving person," Harmse said.

Anene had to leave school in Grade 7 to help support the family and sometimes worked at building sites. Her body was found at a building site where she worked.

Harmse said the family were shocked to find out who was arrested for her rape and murder.

"We know him. We never thought he could be capable of something like this. Anene's mother is not dealing with this. She cannot even speak any more."

A second man linked to the rape and murder was expected to appear in court on Friday, the Cape Argus reported.

The 21-year-old would appear in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court.
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