Forensic results pending in Booysen case

Anene Booysen’s murder case has been expedited for crucial forensic tests

Anene Booysen was gang-raped and murdered in Bredasdorp. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The lawyer representing two men accused of the rape and murder of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen on Monday said the case has been expedited because crucial forensic tests have been finalised.

Jonathan Davids and Johannes Kana appeared briefly in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's court on Monday where the matter was postponed to next month.

Davids and Kana were arrested in February in connection with the 17-year-old's rape and mutilation.

Booysen was found at a construction site, but allegedly managed to name Davids as one of her attackers before she died.

The young girl's murder drew international attention as one of the worst murder cases inflicted on women, raising alarms about the plight of females killed in the country.

Lawyer Pieter du Toit said, "At this stage we are in limbo because we haven't seen the contents of the docket and I don't really want to see it until the investigation has been completed."

He added that once the docket was in front of his team, they can then decide how the case will be fought.

"It's actually done very fast, normally it takes about nine months. The report has been completed according to the state prosecutor and we should have it by the next appearance, so I'm quite happy."