Booysen case enters week 2

Six more witnesses are expected to take the stand, including Anene Booysen’s foster mother.

Police keep an eye during Johannes Kana’s court appearance on 7 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The trial of the man accused of the rape and murder of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen enters its second week today.

The accused, Johannes Kana, has confessed to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old, but has denied having anything to do with her murder.

He is, however, facing rape and murder charges.

Booysen was raped, mutilated and left for dead in February this year.

Six witnesses have testified in the case against Kana so far.

Several new witnesses are expected to testify in the Swellendam Circuit Court this week, including the investigating officer, the pathologist and the doctor, who was first to treat the teenager at Worcester hospital.

Booysen's foster mother, Corlia Olivier, is also expected to take the stand later this week.

Last week, the court heard in explicit detail the condition in which police and paramedics found Booysen.

The accused confessed to punching the teenager after she pushed him away for trying to kiss her.

Kana also admitted that after Booysen fell, he kicked her first and then raped her before running away.