Murder/rape trial of Johannes Kana continues

Johannes Kana (left)
Johannes Kana (left)

Final arguments in the trial of the man accused of raping and killing 17-year-old Anene Booysen are expected to take place in the Swellendam Circuit Court on Monday.

On Tuesday, the court heard Booysen could have been raped and disembowelled before being dumped at a construction site.

It was reported that police dog unit investigator Sergeant Jerome Timmy testified that he believed there was not enough blood spatter at the scene to indicate the attack took place there.

Johannes Kana is on trial for allegedly raping and disembowelling Booysen in Bredasdorp, in the Western Cape, in February.

Booysen died in Tygerberg Hospital on the afternoon of Saturday, February 2.

He has admitted leaving a Bredasdorp pub with Booysen, hitting and raping her, but has denied killing her.

The court heard that a baseball cap, allegedly belonging to Kana, had tested positive for traces of blood. – Sapa