Doctor: Booysen injuries gruesome

Trauma unit doctor Liezl Taylor said she knew the teenager would not make it.

Johannes Kana was charged with the rape and murder of Anene Booysen on 7 October 2013. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two doctors who helped treat Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen on Tuesday told the court it was one of the most gruesome cases they ever dealt with.

The women testified in the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Johannes Kana is standing trial for the rape, mutilation and murder of the 17-year-old in February.

Trauma unit doctor Liezl Taylor told the court in her 10-year career, she had never seen the type of gruesome injuries Booysen sustained.

She said Booysen was severely traumatised and in a lot of pain.

Taylor testified while they tried everything they could to save Booysen, she knew the teenager would not make it.

Doctor Elizabeth de Kock, who was the first to treat the teenager at a Bredasdorp hospital, told the court a sharp object may have been used to mutilate her.

Booysen's foster mother testified on Monday.

Corlia Olivier told the court that dealing with her death was painful.

She cried in the witness box as she began describing what Booysen looked like when she saw her in hospital after the attack.

The court had to adjourn twice to allow her to compose herself.

The trial resumes on Wednesday.