Court requests assessment for Van Breda

2016-10-19 12:19
Henri van Breda with his attorney. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

Henri van Breda with his attorney. (Tammy Petersen, News24)

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Cape Town - An assessment by the South African National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders has been requested by the court for Henri Van Breda.

Van Breda and his girlfriend Danielle Janse van Rensburg arrived together at the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, where both face a charge of drug possession.

Last week the matter was postponed due to outstanding documentation. 

Table View police last month arrested the couple for alleged dagga possession.

Van Breda was held overnight and granted bail of R1 000 and Janse van Rensburg was released the night of her arrest on R200 bail.

She reportedly told the court at her first appearance that the dagga belonged to her.

The 21-year-old is out on bail of R100 000 after he was charged with the triple murder of his mother, father and brother at their Stellenbosch home in 2015.

Suspected tik addiction

He appeared for a pre-trial hearing in September. He stands accused of axing to death his parents Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and his brother Rudi, 22, in their home on the De Zalze golf estate in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Allegations were previously reported that Van Breda was suspected to have a tik (methamphetamine) addiction, a drug often associated with sporadic violent behaviour.

He had reportedly spent time in a rehabilitation facility.

Henri's blood was never tested after the attack on his family.

Narita du Toit, Henri's aunt, previously told You magazine that rumours that Henri was on drugs, had been in rehab and a psychiatric clinic were untrue.

The case was postponed to April 11.

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