'No sentence will bring Anene back'

The slain teen's family want her convicted murderer to be given the appropriate prison sentence.

Anene Booysen was raped, mutilated and murdered in Bredasdorp. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Relatives of slain 17-year-old Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen say they want the appropriate punishment to be handed down to the man found guilty of her brutal rape and murder.

Convicted rapist and murderer Johannes Kana will be sentenced on Friday.

Kana attacked Booysen in February this year after they'd been out drinking with friends at a local pub. He sexually assaulted, mutilated and left the 17-year-old for dead at a construction site.

She was later discovered in a pool of her own blood with her intestines hanging out of her mutilated body.

Booysen's relative Elsabe Sheldon says she believes Kana's sentencing will bring them closure.

She says it's been a difficult time for the family.

The state wants a double life sentence to be handed down, but Sheldon says whether he is given 10 or 20 years in prison, it will never bring Anene back.

Booysen's foster mother Corlia Olivier previously told Eyewitness News she misses the arguments she had with her daughter and the love she had for macaroni and cheese.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Eric Ntabazalila believes a double life sentence is fair as Booysen suffered a brutal and painful death.

"No sentence will ever be sufficient for the loss of life but we hope with him going inside, the family, friends and community of Bredasdorp will find some solace and comfort knowing the person paid for what he did."

Wednesday 30 October would have been Anene's 18th birthday.