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Bail hearing continues for Booysen's murder accused

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The families of murdered teenager Anene Booysen and a man accused of killing her has packed the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court.

Jonathan Davids (left) and Johannes Kana. (David Harrison, M&G)

The bail application of one of the two men accused of raping, mutilating and killing Booysen was scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

Jonathan Davids (22) pleaded not guilty to the crimes on Tuesday.

The families said they wanted to hear first-hand what happened on the morning of February 2, when Booysen was attacked.

The court heard on Tuesday that Davids was convicted of theft last February and received a five-year suspended sentence.

He also had three assault cases withdrawn against him in Bredasdorp, in September 2007, January 2008 and October 2011.

The second accused, Johannes Kana (21), has not yet pleaded and is expected to apply for bail at a later stage.

Booysen (17) was left for dead at a construction site near her home, in the early hours of Saturday morning, after visiting a sports bar. She had reportedly worked as a cleaner for Asla Construction. She died in hospital later that day.

An investigating officer in the rape and murder case of Anene Booysen has testified that the man Booysen fingered before she died was known as Zwaai. 

Doleen Olivier was testifying in the bail application of Jonathan Davids, one of the accused, whose nickname was Zwaai and whose family name was Teikentakke.

Davids on Tuesday said his arrest was a case of mistaken identity. Olivier has also testified that before she died Anene said that between five and six men had raped her.

So far police have only arrested Davids and his co-accused, Johannes Kana. The bail application continues. – Sapa

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