Lawyer: Police not looking for Henri van Breda

2015-05-01 13:40
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Johannesburg – If police are looking for the survivor of the Stellenbosch family axe murders, Henri van Breda, they have only to contact his lawyers, Netwerk24 reported on Friday.

His lawyer Pieter Botha said he was not aware that police were looking for Henri and did not understand what was meant by claims that he had disappeared.

He could come and go as he pleased as he had not been charged with anything, Botha said.

Botha was reacting to rumours that the 20-year-old survivor had vanished and that police were looking for him, following the murders of his parents and older brother in January.

His father Martin, 54, mother Teresa, 55, and older brother Rudi, 22, were killed with an axe in their home on the De Zalze golf estate. Henri’s sister Marli, 16, sustained a severe head wound but survived. She was reportedly suffering from memory loss. Henri sustained a few scratches.

The Citizen reported that Henri had gone to Welkom to live with a family friend, when he had been obliged to be in Klerksdorp.

Weeks ago, Van Breda’s lawyers had told police and prosecutors to contact them if they wanted to arrest him. He would then present himself, Botha said.

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