Accused bothered Anene: testimony

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anene's accused INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS The two men charged with Anene Booysen's murder. File photo: Jeffrey Abrahams

 Bredasdorp - The alleged killed of teenager Anene Booysen was seen bothering her in a pub a few hours before her death, the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Maria Marshall put it to Jonathan Davids, 22, that a witness saw him making a nuisance of himself on Friday, February 1.

The witness said Booysen told Davids to leave her alone.

Early the next morning, she was found gang-raped and disembowelled at a nearby construction site.

Before she died in hospital, Marshall said the teenager told hospital staff that “Zwaai” and six other men were responsible for her injuries.

Davids's nickname is “Zwaai”.

Davids denied the account and said he and Booysen merely greeted each other.

He also said he knew of another “Zwaai”, who lived in Zwelitsha.

“I heard he's a gangster, a 28 (gang member),” Davids said.

He could not say if Booysen had known this man.

The court heard that Davids gave his clothing to the police for forensic testing after he was arrested. - Sapa

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