Nov. 2 - Killer rapist starts two life jail terms for attack that shocked South Africa. Paul Chapman reports.
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Johannes Kana's rape, mutilation and murder of a teenage girl shocked even South Africa whose rate of violent crime is among the highest in the world.
On Friday Kana was jailed for two life terms.
(SOUNDBITE) (Afrikaans) JUDGE PATRICIA GOLIATH SAYING:
"On charge one, rape, the accused has been found guilty and is sentenced to life imprisonment. On the second charge, murder, the accused is sentenced to life-long imprisonment. As far as it is necessary the court has decided that the two sentences will be served in conjunction with one another."
Kana admitted raping 17-year-old Anene Booysen and dumping her body at a building site in February although he denied disembowelling her.
Prosecutors say they're happy with his sentence under the circumstances.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) WESTERN CAPE NATIONAL PROSECUTING AUTHORITY (NPA) SPOKESPERSON, ERIC NTABAZALILA SAYING:
"We know that it will not bring Anene Booysen back. It will not lessen the pain she went through and what her family went through. But we hope that they will go...women will find solace knowing that the person that raped and murdered her will pay for what he did."
The crime unleashed some of the biggest anti-rape campaigns in years in a country where 180 rapes reported daily is thought to be the tip of the iceberg.
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