Court retraces Booysen's last steps

The court has done an in-loco inspection in Bredasdorp.

The court retraced Anene Booysen’s last steps in Bredasdorp on 9 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - An in-loco inspection has begun as part of the trial of a man accused of the rape and murder of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.

The case entered its third day today.

Johannes Kana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old, but denies killing her.

Booysen was raped, mutilated and left for dead at a construction site in February.

Booysen's last steps are being retraced and the inspection kicked off with a visit to the pub where the teenager, Kana and her friends had been partying on 2 February.

The fourth witness, Crista Mentoor, pointed out to the judge, the prosecutor and Kana's lawyer where they had been standing at around 2am.

She also indicated the direction in which the two were last seen walking.

Kana, who was also present, showed no emotion and looked relaxed throughout proceedings.

Dozens of residents, including some of Kana's friends, gathered at the scene.

They shouted messages of support for Kana and told him to "hang in there".

On Tuesday, Kana's lawyer Pieter du Toit complained that the trial was too slow.

He also accused the third witness of lying to the court.