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Bredasdorp - The pub that Anene Booysen visited on the night she was murdered, was closed on Wednesday during operating hours.
David’s Sport Bar and Pub, on the corner of Bastiaan Street in Bredasdorp, was also closed at the weekend – for the first time in the recollection of residents.
Anene’s friend Tracey Arends, 23, said the tavern always opened at the weekend.
“She used to go to that tavern quite often and there are only two pubs in the town,” she said.
“People are also a little afraid after the incident now.”
Just after 7pm, teenagers play soccer on an open field while children walk barefoot on the gravel road in Zwelitsha township, which is next to the construction site where the teenager’s body was found.
A wreath and a wooden cross mark the spot.
“We lived in the same area and she got paid on that Friday,” said Arends.
“She still gave me a R20.”
The smell of food being cooked wafts through the air as those on their way home stop off to get a loaf of bread at the shop.
A police van turns the corner and drives down a gravel road.
Danina Moos, 25, said there had been a high police presence in the area since Anene’s murder.
“The young women are now afraid to walk around after dark, and the police are also in the townships all the time.”
The owner of David’s Sport Pub and Bar declined to speak to the Cape Argus on Wednesday.