‘Booysen was covered in blood’

Dr Elizabeth De Kock was the first person to treat the teen after she was raped and mutilated.

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

CAPE TOWN - Grisly details have emerged in court regarding the injuries Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen sustained after being raped and attacked.

The doctor who treated the 17-year-old is currently testifying in the Swellendam Circuit Court where the trial of the accused, Johannes Kana, is underway.

Kana is being charged with raping, mutilating and leaving Booysen for dead at a construction site in February.

Doctor Elizabeth De Kock was the first person to treat Booysen at the Bredasdorp Hospital shortly after she was attacked.

She said the teenager was covered in sand and blood from head to toe and was moaning in pain.

De Kock testified that Anene had dark rings around her eyes, which means she may also have had a skull fracture. She told the court the victim had several bruises on her body.

She explained a sharp object was used to mutilate the teenager and open her private parts.

De Kock also told the court a person's hand may have been used to then pull out Booysen's intestines.

Kana sat calmly in the dock during the doctor's testimony, showing no emotion.


Booysen's foster mother Corlia Olivier, during her testimony on Monday, described her as a quiet child who hardly went out with friends.

Olivier told the court that Booysen, who she considered her own daughter, was a quiet person who chose to spend most of her time indoors watching TV.

She said the 17-year-old was very secretive, especially about her love life, adding that her foster daughter didn't have many friends.

Olivier also told the court that when she asked Anene, while in hospital, who it was that had attacked her, she replied saying it was 'Zwai' and his friends.

When Olivier was asked if her foster daughter mentioned the name Johannes Kana, she said no.

She said dealing with what had happened during the early hours of the morning of 2 February had been painful and difficult.

The court had to adjourn twice during Olivier's testimony to allow her to compose herself.