Case against Bredasdorp accused is 'solid'

NPA says it has a solid case against the men accused of gang-raping and mutilating Anene Booysen.

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

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday it has a strong case against one of the men accused of raping and murdering Anene Booysen.

The Bredasdorp teen died in hospital from her injuries after she was gang-raped, mutilated and left for dead.

Accused number one, Jonathan Davids appeared in the Bredasdorp Magistrates' Court on Wednesday where he was denied bail.

Booysen, who was discovered by security guards at a construction site 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 denies being involved in the crime.

The NPA said it was elated the court had ruled in its favour.

It emerged during the bail hearing that blood stains were found on Davids' shoes.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila said denying Davids' bail application was a positive step toward justice for Booysen.

The state also believes it had a strong case against accused number two Johannes Kana, who did not apply for bail.

He was seen leaving the pub with Anene before she was attacked.

He confessed to physically and sexually attacking the 17-year-old, but has denied the murder charge.