Booysen case 'thoroughly investigated'

Warrant officer Edmund Abels said all tip-offs and leads were followed up.

Johannes Kana arrives on the scene escorted by police. Pictrure: Renee de Villiers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The investigating officer working on the rape and murder case of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen has defended the police probe.

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

The trial resumed in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Kana confessed to raping Booysen but denied killing her.

Warrant officer Edmund Abels told the court Booysen's rape and murder case was thoroughly investigated.

He said all tip-offs and leads were followed up.

Abels said even though the teenager mentioned the name "Zwai" when questioned about the suspects, no concrete forensic evidence could link him to the crime.

The court also heard a bra, which belonged to Booysen, had blood on it.

But again, no forensic evidence could be decisively linked to Kana.

The case resumes on Monday.