Booysen: investigating officer to testify

Anene Booysen was raped, mutilated and left for dead in an attack so brutal, it shocked the nation.

Johannes Kana is standing trial for sexually assaulting, mutilating and leaving Booysen for dead in February. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The investigating officer in Anene Booysen's rape and murder case is expected to take the witness stand as the trial enters its third week in the Swellendam Circuit Court.

So far 16 witnesses, including the 17-year-old victim's foster mother Corlia Olivier, have testified.

The accused, Johannes Kana, is standing trial for sexually assaulting, mutilating and leaving Booysen for dead at a construction site in February this year after they'd been drinking at a local pub.

While Kana has confessed to raping the teenager, he maintains that he did not kill her.

His trial within a trial is expected to continue this morning with one of the state's main witnesses expected to testify.

The accused's lawyer Pieter du Toit has argued that his client's rights were infringed upon when he pointed out sections of the crime scene, which means certain evidence cannot be used against him in the murder trial.

A police officer who assisted in the investigation last week testified that while she did not read Kana's rights verbatim, she made sure they were protected.