Booysen murder case concluded

Judgment will be heard in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Tuesday.

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

CAPE TOWN - Johannes Kana's lawyer on Monday said the state has no concrete proof his client intentionally harmed Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.

Final arguments by the state and defence lawyers were concluded in the Swellendam Circuit Court today.

Kana has been charged with sexually assaulting, mutilating and leaving Booysen for dead at a construction site in February.

Judgment will be heard on Tuesday.

Kana's lawyer Pieter du Toit says, "Our basic submission is that the court can find him guilty of rape and assault.

He says the court cannot find him guilty of murder or inflicting injuries.

Kana has admitted to sexually assaulting the 17-year-old but denies killing her.

Initially, it was believed Booysen was gang raped.

But there has been no forensic evidence linking anyone else.

Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called for harsher sentences for rapists.