Booysen family wants justice

Anene Booysen’s family hopes it will finally find closure once sentencing is handed down.

Corlia Olivier, the foster mother of Bredasdorp rape victim, Anene Booysen.

CAPE TOWN - Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen's relatives on Wednesday said the law must take its course when Johannes Kana is sentenced.

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

Kana sexually assaulted, mutilated and left Booysen for dead at a construction site in February.

The victim's relatives believe the judge must decide on the appropriate sentence for Kana.

Booysen's foster mother Corlia Olivier and a relative sat in court as the state and defence lawyers concluded their arguments.

Olivier says they want justice to be served.

Booysen would have celebrated her 18th birthday on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) called on the judge to give Kana a double life sentence.

He will be sentenced on Friday.