Thousands of mourners attended a funeral service for Anene Booysen whose gruesome gang-rape and murder has shocked the nation.

The mother, grandmother and brother of 17-year-old victim Anene Booysen broke down in tears during the service.

Many of her family were dressed in orange and black, and huddled in the front row as Anene's white coffin was carried in.

Anene was described by speakers as a good, happy teen who had never given her family any problems.