Booysen case: First week to wrap up

Johannes Kana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old earlier this year.

Kana arrives on the scene escorted by police. Pictrure: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The first week of Anene Booysen's murder trial will wrap up in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Friday.

Accused Johannes Kana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old earlier this year, but maintains he did not kill her.

Booysen was raped, mutilated and left for dead at a construction site in Bredasdorp. She later died in hospital.

Proceedings are expected to be brief as details around the in-loco inspection will be read out for the court record.

On Thursday, Kana's confession, in which he admitted to punching Booysen in the face on the eve of her death, he said he also kicked and then raped her, was read out.

He then indicated he felt the need to tell the police what had happened and to tell the truth.

The National Prosecuting Authority has previously indicated it had a strong case against the accused and evidence linking him to the murder.