Booysen accused denied bail

Jonathan Davids was denied bail in the Bredasdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

One of the suspects arrested in connection with her brutal rape and murder of Anene Booysen. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - One of the men accused of the rape and murder of Anene Booysen was denied bail in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Jonathan Davids and his co-accused Johannes Kana were arrested in connection with the attack earlier in February.

The 17-year-old was raped, mutilated and left for dead.

Booysen was found at a construction site but managed to name Davids as one of her attackers before succumbing to her injuries.

Scratch marks were found on Davids' body after his arrest but he denies any involvement in the crime.

Davids' lawyer Pieter du Toit said, "We're obviously disappointed but I listened to the judgment and I can't find any fault with it. I've spoken to the family and they suggested we wait for the forensic analysis."

Co-accused Johannes Kana did not apply for bail.

Earlier, the state called its first witness to the stand.

The witness told court had how blood could be seen around Booysen's ears.

Her head had been covered in sand and her intestines were visible.