Booysen trial too slow - lawyer

Murder accused Johannes Kana’s lawyer has complained about the pace of the trial.

Murder accused Johannes Kana in court with his lawyer on 7 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Rape and murder accused Johannes Kana's lawyer on Tuesday told the Swellendam Circuit Court that the case against his client is moving very slowly.

Kana is accused of raping, murdering and mutilating Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen in February.

The 17-year-old was left for dead at a construction site shortly after the attack.

Kana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the teen, but denies killing her.

By the end of day two of the trial, only four witnesses had taken the stand.

Two witnesses who were drinking with Kana and Booysen just hours before her rape and subsequent murder testified in court on Tuesday.

Christa Mentoor told the court she saw the two leaving the pub together.

On Wednesday, the witness is expected to point out to court officials the pub where the group of friends were partying before Booysen's murder.

She will also show exactly where she last saw Kana and the teenager.

But Kana's lawyer Pieter du Toit says the trial is moving too slow.

He believes at least three witnesses could have testified today.

The case resumes on Wednesday.