Final arguments in Booysen case

State prosecutor Maria Marshall has been recalling the events that led to Booysen’s murder.

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

CAPE TOWN - The state on Monday started presenting its final argument in the trial of the man accused of raping and murdering Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen.

The matter is being heard in the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Johannes Kana has been charged with sexually assaulting, mutilating and leaving the 17-year-old for dead at a construction site in February.

Kana's lawyer says he is hoping the state will finish its case by the end of the day.

Defence lawyers will then complete its case.

State prosecutor Maria Marshall has been recalling the events that led to Booysen's murder.

She told the court Kana's cap was found at the crime scene.

The suspect looked calm in the dock, showing no emotion throughout trial.

It was initially believed Booysen was gang raped.

But there has been no forensic evidence linking anyone else or even Kana to the attack on the teenager.

Kana has confessed to raping Booysen, but maintains he did not kill her.