Kana seen leaving with Booysen

A witness says he saw Johannes Kana leave with Anene Booysen on the morning of her murder.

Johannes Kana was charged with the rape and murder of Anene Booysen on 7 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Johannes Kana's colleague has testified in the rape and murder trial of Bredasdorp teen Anene Booysen.

The trial officially started in Swellendam Circuit Court on Monday.

The 17-year-old died after she was raped, mutilated and left for dead at a construction site in February.

Witness Riaan Scheepers told the court that Kana and Booysen left a pub together at around 2am.

According to Scheepers, the two were part of a group of friends drinking at the pub on the night she was attacked.

He says the following day, he heard Booysen had been raped, mutilated and left for dead in the area.

Scheepers said he then tried to contact Kana and was told he was not home.

While his colleague was testifying, Kana sat in the dock biting his nails.

Another two witnesses also took to the stand on Monday.

The security guard and police officer, who were the first people to see Booysen shortly after the attack, gave explicit details of her condition.

The constable told the court her eyes were shut and her intestines were hanging out.

She also could not speak and moaned in pain.

Kana has admitted to raping Booysen, but denies killing her.

The case resumes on Tuesday.