Anene Booysen: State drops all charges against Davids

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

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

Two men accused of raping and murdering teenager Anene Booysen appeared in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

According to EWN, the state withdrew its case against Davids, much to the delight of his family members, who were in court.

The case against Jonathan Davids (22) and Johannes Kana (21) was postponed last month because the state was still waiting for forensic analysis, cellphone records and a handwriting report.

Booysen (17) was found severely beaten and disembowelled at a construction site after spending several hours at a pub in Bredasdorp on February 2. She died soon after being hospitalised.

Before she died, Booysen said from her hospital bed that five or six men were involved in the attack. Only Davids and Kana have been arrested until now.

They have confirmed that they were at the same pub that night.

Davids was denied bail in February as the court found he had failed to prove exceptional circumstances existed for his release. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

According to the Cape Argus, Kana confessed to raping and assaulting Booysen, but not murdering her. He did not apply for bail. 

The National Prosecuting Authority's head of comunnication Bulelwa Makeke tweeted shortly after the decision.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Client Media Releases

Narrowing the intention-behaviour gap
Imperial reports flat revenue
MTN's school connectivity programme reaches Namaqualand
Rosebank College initiates Graduate Empowerment Programme
Oxbridge Academy partners with ADvTECH Group
Why future success belongs to the first movers...
Ipsos pre-election forecasting on the mark nationally
Office 365 a one-stop-shop for e-mail compliance