Court visits Booysen's crime scene

October 09 - The judge in the Anene Booysen rape and murder trial has ordered an in loco inspection of the crime scene. Video: eNCA
Johannes Kana is on trial in the Swellendam Circuit Court for Anene Booysen's rape and murder.

BREDASDORP, Western Cape - A judge has taken the Anene Booysen rape and murder trial out of the courtroom and back to the scene of the crime.

The in loco inspection has been held as the trial enters its third day.

The Swellendam Circuit court has already heard gruesome details of Booysen's final moments.

Murder accused Johannes Kana pointed out to court officials where he last saw Booysen.

State witness Chrisna Mentoor was also present.

She has backed up earlier testimony that Kana was last seen leaving a pub with Booysen on the fateful night.

Booysen was found raped, disemboweled and left for dead at a construction site.

After spending about two hours at the crime scene, the trial resumed 80km away.

Back in court Mentoor faced a gruelling cross examination by Kana's lawyer, who accused her of lying.

It has emerged that Mentoor was unsure of which direction she said she had seen Kana and Booysen going after they left the pub, despite having pointed this out at the in loco inspection.

Kana has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder.


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