Anene judgment: AS IT HAPPENED

2013-10-29 13:30
Johannes Kana (File, Sapa)

Johannes Kana (File, Sapa)

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17:11 - Many are saying that there is finally some justice for Anene Booysen but what about the others the teenager claims attacked her? 

17:06 - Sentencing will be handed down on Wednesday.

17:02 Johannes Kana has been found guilty of raping and murdering Anene Booysen.

16:59 - The state presented a strong prima facie case - Judge Goliath

16:58 - Judge says that that the evidence points to Kana as the rapist and last person with Booysen before her death. 

16:54 - "It is highly unlikely that any other person would have been able to mutilate Anene in the short time span" - Goliath

16:53 - Judge Goliath states there may be negative consequences for Johannes Kana not testifying.

16:51 - Kana didn't take the court into his confidence and explain how it was possible for someone else to have hurt Anene.

16:49 - The judge is recapping all the evidence collected in the rape and murder case of Anene Booysen.

16:47 - "The fact that an accused exercises his right to remain silent does not mean he is innocent", says Judge Goliath.

16:44 - Judge: Who raped and killed Anene Booysen? The accused last seen with her, left his cap at the scene. He should've known.

16:42 - Accused Kana concedes to raping and beating Anene but denies killing her. He claims she had no open wounds when he left her.

16:41 - Judge names various factors that need to be taken into account in the judgement including Kana's confession.

16:39 - Judge Goliath satisfied with a host of the state's witnesses, including that of Anene's foster mom, Corlia Olivier, tweets eNCA reporter Leigh-Anne Jansen.

16:31 - Kana admitted he kicked punched and raped the teen. 

16:31 - Judge says Kana tried use this mention of Zwai to his advantage.

16:30 - The judge is recapping all the evidence. Kana said he saw Zwai and Anene talking at pub.

16:30 - Ah. Tweets have re-started...

16:27 - "Anene Booysen trial is showing SA that the police lack understanding of criminal procedure. That means justice suffers... So upsetting." - tweeter Jules says.

16:24 - Tweets from reporters at the Swellendam Circuit Court have stopped or slowed down but we'll update as soon as something comes through.

16:03 - Are our cops properly trained or capable enough to be cops, asks Phumi Nxumalo

16:01 - What if Anene Booysen had lived to testify in this trial, asks tweeter Tamsin Shawn.

16:00 - Goliath: "Medical evidence gave a clear indication of what the deceased endured."

15:53 - Kana's choice not to testify could work against him, says the judge. All Goliath has to work with is the State's evidence.

15:47 - The court has to look at totality of the evidence and ask 'has the accused's guilt been proven beyond reasonable doubt?', says Judge Goliath. 

15:44 -  Fingerprints found on a glass at the scene weren't clear enough, says the judge. 

15:43 - Anene Booysen's spirit deserves more than just one of her attackers being prosecuted. - tweeter Toxic Lex.

15:39 - Don't think we should jump to conclusions about why Anene Booysen family not in court. Might be too difficult to re-live, or they fear worst. - Rebecca Davis.

15:38 - And in a similar case in the Eastern Cape, police have been accused of bungling the case of a woman who was gang-raped and died, get all the details here.

15:34 -  The judge says video shows the accused was not properly informed of his rights.

15:33 -  Goliath says Kana was not told evidence collected would be used against him.

15:32 - Goliath highlights an oversight by police for not properly informing Kana of his rights.

15:22 - Kana's grandmother and mom present in court, says an EWN reporter.

15:21 - Goliath: Kana told a friend he was sorry for what he did. 

15:20 - Goliath recalls details of the fight between the teen and her mom.

15:19 - Judge Goliath is reading out sections of witness testimonies.

15:17 - "Reading live updates on the Anene Booysen trial... The graphic details of that night gives me shivers down my spine, that poor girl." - Jamey du Plessis.

15:13 - "It breaks my heart that it all becomes so technical in the end. It's like we forgot Anene Booysen was found in a pool of her own blood." - tweeter Tamsin Shawn says.

15:10 - "I know what Anene Booysen went through is unimaginable, but do journalists really have to tweet all the graphic detail", asks tweeter Cindy de Bruyn. Thoughts?

15:04 - Witness Christa Mentoor knew both Anene and Kana. She was with them on the night in question.

15:01 -  Anene and Kana allegedly left Kallie's pub between 03:00 and 04:00 on 2 February 2013. 

14:58 -  Anene Booysen clearly endured a death of unimaginable pain and horror. Really only one man, weighing 49kg, is responsible, asks journalist Rebecca Davis.

14:54 -

14:53 - Leigh-Anne Jansen: "Kana stares straight ahead, listening to Judge Goliath recap the gruesome testimony of the state Anene was found in."

14:48 - Cause of death: mutilating injuries to vagina and anus. Faeces, meant to pass through anus, ended up in vagina, says Goliath.

14:46 -  The tear between the vagina and anus was not caused by a penis. That and bruises are an indication of blunt force, says Goliath.

14:44 - Anene suffered multiple organ failure as a result. Her body was in severe shock - Goliath

14:43 - Anene's blood pressure was low and she could only manage a mumble. She endured blunt force trauma to the face and head. Her intestines were pale, not pink, as they should be - Goliath.

14:41 - Doctors found a gaping hole between Anene's vagina and anus. Her intestines could be seen, says Goliath.

14:40 - Anene was disorientated when admitted to hospital after the attack. She had a swollen face and lips, says Judge Goliath.

14:38 - Take a look at this video about Anene's trial. 

14:32 - Anene kicked and screamed when paramedics tried to help her. She did not want anyone to touch her, says Judge Goliath.

14:31 - None of Anene's friends or family are in court, says eNCA's Leigh-Anne Jansen.

14:30 - Judge Goliath is going over some gruesome testimony - Anene was found with her eyes beaten shut, her intestines hanging out and her legs tucked under her.

14:24 - Leigh-Anne Jansen: "One could hear a pin drop in this courtroom." 

14:19 - Leigh-Anne Jansen: "Judge Patricia Goliath is summarizing the testimony of the state's 20 witnesses, including doctors and paramedics."

14:16 - Kana is accused of raping Booysen and causing her death by inserting his hand or an object into her vagina and anus and disembowelling her. 

14:15 - Judge Patricia Goliath has started delivering judgment. 

14:14 - Kana is smiling and joking with his family.He seems confident, says Leigh-Anne Jansen.


14:04 - Murder-accused Johannes Kana has entered the dock. 



13:44 - The judgment is due to start at 14:00.

13:29 - Crowds are growing outside the Swellendam Circuit court just before the judgment, eNCA reporter Leigh-Anne Jansen has tweeted.

On Tuesday afternoon, Anene Booysen’s murder-accused Johannes Kana will know his fate as the Swellendam Circuit court hands down judgment.

Kana is accused of brutally raping and murdering Booysen whose body was found on a construction site in Bredasdorp. Many of her bones had been broken and her intestines were found lying on the ground.

Moments before she died, Anene said she had been attacked by five or six men.

Two men were initially charged for the crime - Kana and Jonathan Davids – but in May charges were dropped against Davids due to insufficient evidence.

During the trial, the court heard evidence from witness including friends, doctors and paramedics. One of the doctors who treated Anene, Elizabeth de Kok, said her injuries were the worst De Kok had ever seen.

A police constable testified in court that he drove his van to the site and shone the headlights on Anene. 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.

She was transported to Tygerberg Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Read more on:    johannes kana  |  anene booysen  |  cape town

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