01 November 2013
The National Prosecuting Authority
in the Western Cape said it
is happy that Johannes Kana has been handed down two life terms which will run
Kana was found guilty by the
Swellendam Circuit Court for the rape and murder of Bredasdrop teenager Anene
Booysen in February this year.
NPA Spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila
said they will continue to allocate the most experienced investigators to cases
like these to ensure whoever is arrested will serve a long time in prison.
Ntabazlila said this sentence will
not bring Anene Booysen back or lessen the pain she went through and the pain
of her family, but we hope they will find peace in knowing that the person who
murdered their daughter will spend the rest of his life in jail.
“We are hopeful that this sentence
sends out a strong message that the courts will not tolerate violence against
woman and children” Ntabazlila added.
Meanwhile the Commission for Gender Equality
said during the whole trail it became very apparent the brutality of the crime
that was committed by Johannes Kana.
Legal Commissioner for the CGE
Keegan Lackay said they welcome the sentencing of two life terms for Kana and
added that the judgment made was very good and thorough.
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