What next for Henri van Breda? NPA seeks life sentence for each murder

2018-05-21 16:31

Henri van Breda has been found guilty by the Western Cape High Court in the murder trial of his parents and brother. Scroll through our blog to track how the judgment unfolded.

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21 May 19:40

The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the guilty judgment handed down to Henri van Breda relating to the axing of his parents and brother to death, seriously injuring his sister Marli, and defeating the ends of justice.


21 May 19:00
Watch the moment Judge Siraj Desai delivered his judgment:

WATCH: Judge Siraj Desai delivers damning Van Breda judgment

The Western Cape High Court has found Henri van Breda guilty of the murder of his parents and brother.  Van Breda, 23, pleaded not guilty to axing his parents and brother to death, seriously injuring his sister Marli, and defeating the ends of justice.


21 May 17:03
Henri van Breda's girlfriend Danielle Janse van Rensburg leaves the Western Cape High Court in tears. (Christina Pitt, News24)

21 May 16:58
"I do know the person who did that [murders] definitely wasn’t the Henri I know," says Henri van Breda's aunt, Leenta Nel, in an exclusive interview with YOU.

Henri van Breda's aunt: Could my sister have raised a killer?

Could my sister have raised a killer? Of course, this thought has crossed her mind, she says - how could it not have? It's a question many people have asked, and one that will be answered when judgment is handed down in the trial of multiple murder accused Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.


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Henri van Breda will be kept in the hospital section of Pollsmoor until his sentencing.

This is also subject to medical records being submitted.


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Botha: There is no indication that Van Breda will abscond.

He has continued to comply with stringent bail conditions. 


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Prosecutor Susan Galloway argues that due to the nature of the crime, Van Breda should not be granted bail. Raises concerns about him fleeing the country.

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Botha suggests Van Breda is rather held in the hospital section of Pollsmoor if bail is not granted. 

21 May 16:21
State is requesting that Henri van Breda not be released on bail. However, Advocate Piet Botha says his client is on chronic medication.

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Henri van Breda guilty of triple axe murders

Henri van Breda has been found guilty on all counts in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Van Breda, 23, pleaded not guilty to axing his parents and brother to death, seriously injuring his sister Marli, and defeating the ends of justice.

Judge Siraj Desai found him guilty on all counts.

In handing out his judgment, Desai said, "The result is inescapable."

He also said that Van Breda, who was "unimpressive as a witness" must have known what he was doing.


21 May 16:13
Desai: Henri van Breda is found guilty on all counts of murder.

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Desai: Accused intentionally supplied police with false information. He must have known there was no robbery.

21 May 16:11
Desai: Accused intentionally inflicted wounds on himself

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Desai: Though not impenetrable, extensive planning needed to unlawfully enter De Zalze. Most unlikely. No evidence of house break-in evidence. Accused was left standing, having lived through the attack.

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Desai: It seems odd that killer would wipe out an entire family and then leave one person.

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Desai: Martin's action is more understandable if attacker was known to him and he himself didn't expect to be attacked.

21 May 16:00
Desai: Martin van Breda threw himself over Rudi to protect him.

21 May 15:59
Desai: Van Breda did nothing to help his father overpower the attacker in a relatively small room. He was brave enough to follow intruder when they ran outside the house.

21 May 15:58
Desai: Attacker's behaviour appears to be peculiar. Didn't call for other attacker when disarmed or when struggling with Henri.

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Desai: Accused was of the view that the attacker had fun killing his family.

21 May 15:41
Desai: The laugh was described as a high-pitched giggle.

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Desai: Attacker was laughing while attacking father and brother; and while he approached the accused.

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Desai: The accused contradicted himself during testimony.

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Desai: The accused was calm and provided a coherent account of how his family was attacked

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Desai on Malan: In my view he was a good and reliable witness

21 May 15:21
Desai: Language and grammatical errors in police statement have no bearing on credibility of Malan

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