Booysen case: Kana had to confess

The man accused of raping and murdering Anene Booysen said he had to come clean.

Johannes Kana has confessed to raping Anene Booysen in February. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Swellendam Circuit Court on Thursday heard Johannes Kana felt he had to tell the truth about what happened on the night of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen's rape and murder.

Johannes Kana's confession was read out in court earlier in the day.

While he has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old, he maintains he did not kill her.

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

In his confession, Kana revealed he felt the need to come clean about what exactly happened after he and Booysen left the pub.

He said he was aware the teenager had a crush on him.

Kana said they were walking near the construction site when they started kissing.

He admitted when she pushed him away, he punched her in the face.

The teenager fell to the ground as a result.

He said he then kicked and raped her, before running away.

On Wednesday, the court conducted an in-loco inspection in Bredasdorp.

The inspection kicked off with a visit to the pub where the teenager, Kana and her friends had been partying on the night of the gruesome attack.

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

They vowed to continue supporting him.