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Cape Town - There was blood on the blue baseball cap that allegedly belonged to rape- and murder-accused Johannes Kana, but no other substances were found on his clothing to link him to the rape and murder of Anene Booysen the Swellendam Circuit Court heard on Tuesday.
It is not clear whose blood was on the cap.
Kana has pleaded guilty to rape but not guilty to killing Anene in Bredasdorp in February.
On Tuesday, investigating officer Sergeant Doleen Olivier said she was given the cap by a paramedic who had retrieved it from the spot where Anene was found on February 2.
Olivier told the court she had questioned witnesses who were at Kallies pub where Anene was last seen, including Chrisna Mentoor who first told her that the cap belonged to Kana.
“She said Kana asked her to keep it (that night) but she lost it.
“I went back to Kana and asked him whether the cap belonged to him and he denied it.”
She said she had noticed bruises on Kana’s hands and behind his ears.
Questioned by Judge Patricia Goliath as to how many witnesses testified that the cap belonged to Kana, Olivier said only Mentoor had.
Mentoor, who took the witness stand last week, admitted in court that she had lied in her first statement in which she told police that Kana had gone home with her after leaving Kallies pub that night.
Judge Goliath on Tuesday asked Olivier if Mentoor had admitted to lying about anything else in her statement other than leaving with Kana.
“Is it correct that she did not say she told a lie about the cap?”
Olivier said: “Yes.”
The court heard that Olivier visited the scene where Anene’s body was found between 8am and 9am on February 2. There was a drinking glass marked with blood and partial finger prints, two sticks, a pipe, a bloody mark on the ground, shoe prints, intestines and scrape marks that looked like blood on the wall of one house.
She later returned with Sergeant Jerome Timmy from the K-9 dog unit.
Timmy told the court that blood had been found on one of the sticks, as well as on the baseball cap.
Under cross-examination by Pieter du Toit, for Kana, Timmy said it seemed that Anene’s body had been dumped at the scene. “There was too little blood found at the scene.”