Bredasdorp murder case postponed

The Anene Booysen rape and murder case will continue in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The Anene Booysen rape and murder case will continue in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

CAPE TOWN - Further testimony will be heard in the bail application of Anene Booysen's alleged killers on Wednesday.

Jonathan Davids and Johannes Kana were arrested in connection with the Bredasdorp teen's murder earlier in February.

On Tuesday, the case was remanded so that more witnesses could be brought to the stand.

Earlier, the investigating officer testified.

He said he could not guarantee Davids' safety if he is granted bail.

Davids lawyer Peter du Toit told Eyewitness News he expects the state to call a witness who will testify about the blood found on his client's shoe.

Du Toit also plans to call his own witness to the stand.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) maintains it has a strong case against one of the accused.

The prosecuting body said it had evidence linking Davids to the crime.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila said, "We have witnesses who say they saw him at the club with the victim. We also have material which has been sent for testing and it's not only blood, there's semen as well."

RAPE AWARENESS

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga earlier announced a new initiative to raise awareness about rape and gender-based violence.

The initiative, in partnership with Lead SA, aims to educate the country's 10,2 million school pupils about the scourge.

The minister called for special assemblies to be held at all schools on Friday morning.

"We request on 1 March at 8am, special assemblies must be convened in all schools to take a stand against rape and violence."

According to statistics, a person is raped in South Africa every four minutes.