Dark cloud hovers over Anene's family

Anene Booysen’s biological father was stabbed to death earlier this week.

FILE: Anene Booysen. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Bredasdorp resident says it's heartbreaking that the family of slain teenager Anene Booysen continues to be ravaged by tragedy.

The teenager was raped and killed last year and this week her biological father, Klaasie Speelman, was stabbed to death during an argument in Bredasdorp.

It's alleged three men entered his shack demanding money.

An argument then ensued and he was stabbed to death. A man has been arrested and is expected to appear in court today.

Meanwhile, Booysen's foster mother, Corlea Olivier, who has cancer, was admitted to hospital on the same day Speelman was killed.

Resident Ivan Davids says they're keeping the family in their prayers.

"Anene's mother was also murdered a few years ago and now she was murdered last year. And her father has just been murdered. The saddest thing is that the foster mother is also diagnosed with cancer."