Booysen trial: Day 2

Johannes Kana is on trial for the rape and murder of Anene Booysen at the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Police keep an eye during Johannes Kana’s court appearance on 7 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - More grisly evidence is expected to emerge in the Anene Booysen murder trial as it enters its second day at the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Johannes Kana (21) is accused of the rape and murder of the 17-year-old Bredasdorp teenager in February this year.

Booysen was sexually assaulted and mutilated in an attack so violent, it shocked the country.

The accused is standing trial on charges of rape and murder.

Kana confessed and pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting Booysen in June, but denied having anything to do with her murder.

On Monday, the court heard evidence from those who found her after she'd been attacked.

The testimony of the first two people to find Booysen's mutilated body at a construction site in the small town has again highlighted the brutality of the crime.

The security guard and police gave explicit details.

Policeman Ricardo Mertz told the court her eyes were closed and she moaned in pain.

He said he could see her intestines hanging out of her body.

Kana's friend Riaan Scheepers testified that he had been drinking with the teenager and other friends at a local pub.

He said he last saw Kana and Booysen leaving together during the early hours of the morning.

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.