Johannes Kana Convicted of Rape and Murder of Anene Booysen

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 29, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Johannes Kana was convicted of the rape and murder of Anene Booysen on Tuesday.

The ruling was handed down in the Swellendam Circuit Court.

Kana had pleaded guilty to raping Booysen but not guilty to killing her, reported the Independent.

Kana was the last person seen with Booysen outside a pub in Bredasdorp in the early hours of February 2.

Pieter du Toit, a lawyer for Kana, told the court on Monday that Kana admitted to raping and assaulting Booysen but denied that he was responsible for the injuries that led to her death.

Booysen died in Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town later that day, reported the City Press. She had been disemboweled. Before she died, she said five to six men had attacked her.

A baseball cap, allegedly belonging to Kana, tested positive for traces of Booysen’s blood.

The sentence will be handed down on Wednesday.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.