Booysen case: NPA wants double life

The NPA says Johannes Kana showed no remorse during the murder case.

Johannes Kana was found guilty of raping and killing Anene Booysen. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Wednesday said it wants the court to hand down two life sentences on Johannes Kana.

The court on Tuesday found him guilty of raping and murdering Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen in February.

The 17-year-old was mutilated and left for dead at a construction site.

Sentencing arguments were concluded in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Wednesday.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila says, "He has not shown any remorse. He has not taken the stand to say what has happened. He is only interested in himself. We've asked the court to impose a life term for each of the two charges he was convicted of."

Kana's uncle, who shares the same name as him, says this will have a severe impact on him especially because his five-month-old baby will grow up without a father.

A ruling is expected this Friday.

Kana showed no emotion during sentencing proceedings.