Booysen’s alleged attackers due in court

Johannesburg - Two men accused of raping and killing Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen will appear in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Johannes Kana, 21, appeared in court on Monday, with a towel covering his face. The case was rolled over to Tuesday, when he will appear with his alleged accomplice, 22-year-old Jonathan Davids. Both are in custody.

Marchers gather in Bredasdorp at the spot where the mutilated body of Anene Booysen, 17, was found. Her death has sparked international outrage, and about 1 000 people gathered to lay a memorial wreath. Photo: Neil Baynes. Credit: Independent Newspapers

Eric Ntabazalila, the National Prosecuting Authority’s Western Cape spokesperson, said the case would eventually reach the high court, where stiffer sentences are imposed. He said the state would oppose bail.

Booysen, 17, was gang-raped and disembowelled after visiting a club almost two weeks ago. She was found at the Asla construction site, where she worked, not far from her RDP home. She died later in hospital.

Three men were arrested, but one was later released due to a lack of evidence.

The attack on Booysen has been condemned by all sectors of society. - Sapa