Booysen case ‘progressing well’

Lawyer Pieter du Toit is happy with the pace of the Anene Booysen rape and murder trial.

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

CAPE TOWN - Johannes Kana's lawyer on Friday said he is happy with the progress made in the rape and murder trial of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.

Lawyer Pieter du Toit says a lot of progress has been made in the past two days.

Kana has confessed to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old, but maintains he did not kill her.

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

After a week of proceedings, six witnesses have taken the stand.

"Yesterday and today, we actually got a bit done. I'm quite happy. Yesterday, the confession was handed in and the admissions were handed in today. It shortened the trial considerably."

Earlier on Friday, Booysen's friend Patricia Leonard took the stand.

She told the court the incident shocked her to the core.

The case resumes on Monday.