Booysen: Community wants re-investigation

Bredasdorp believes cops may have bungled its probe into Anene Booysen’s rape and murder.

The Bredasdorp community believes cops may have bungled its probe into Booysen’s rape and murder.

BREDASDORP - Some Bredasdorp community members on Tuesday called for Anene Booysen's rape and murder case to be re-investigated.

Residents raised concerns around the probe four months after the 17-year-old was sexually assaulted and mutilated.

A security guard found Booysen, barely alive, at a construction site in February, where she was left for dead.

She later died in hospital.

After several arrests were made, only one suspect remains in custody.

Two men were originally arrested in connection with Booysen's savage attack.

Johannes Kana has confessed to raping but not killing the teenager while his former co-accused Jonathan Davids was released due to insufficient evidence.

Some residents said they were disappointed in the slow process of the investigation.

They told Eyewitness News they can't understand how only one suspect is being charged with the crime.

There are concerns police may have bungled the probe and they fear the teenagers killers are still walking around free.

Resident Minnie Janjies believes police must look into the matter again.

"The justice system could have done better. They did a good job but I think there are still questions that are unanswered."

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday said it strongly believes Kana is guilty.

It said that with substantial forensic evidence, it is determined to prove Kana killed Booysen.

Apart from a confession, it believes it has a strong case against the only suspect, who remains behind bars.