AS IT HAPPENED: 'It is impossible to get into the estate' says security supervisor at Van Breda Trial

2017-05-04 10:01

The Van Breda murder trial headed into day 6, with a new witness up on the stand.


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04 May 12:25
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Wyngaard says there were no reports the night of the murders and no strange materials found.

04 May 12:17
Guard Lorenzo Afrika yesterday said he did not check alarm that went off. Wyngaard, his supervisor, now says he also didn't check.

04 May 12:14
Defence says alarm went off at 01:37 on 27 Jan 2015 in zone 39 and someone patrolled at 01:41. Wyngaard says it was not him.

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Guard doesn't know about those crimes on estate. Residents report to cops. State objects to him being asked how they got in.

04 May 12:02
Defence: Some housebreaking or theft cases at estate, the suspect was "undetected". "We know it's possible to get inside"

04 May 12:00

04 May 11:54
Wyngaard confirms anyone who has access card can swipe into estate with visitors without questions or being searched.

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04 May 11:47
He traces the map with his finger as he speaks

04 May 11:46
Wyngaard does not work for Thorburns security any longer, and says he has not patrolled De Zalze for a while. 

04 May 11:44
We are back.

04 May 11:16

Wyngaard being asked to look at aerial map of De Zalze estate. He can't see street names to orientate himself.

Court breaks for tea.

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Judge Desai asks Combrink to show the court how two people get over the fence if they use material which won't let wires touch.

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The fence is too high and it is electric. A person could not jump over, he says.

04 May 10:51
Defence asking Wyngaard about De Zalze fence. He says they fix fence holes temporarily with what they find until team arrives.

04 May 10:49
Henri is taking notes and passing them on to his advocate.

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04 May 10:46
Galloway concludes her questioning. Advocate Matthys Combrinck up now.

04 May 10:44
Wyngaard went through camera footage and to fence afterwards and found nothing. He says it is impossible to get into estate.

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04 May 10:35
Builders who work late at De Zalze must get owner's permission. Noted on security system. Strict rules for visitors and packages.

04 May 10:35
If builders want access to De Zalze estate, they must register at reception. Their IDs, fingerprints registered on the system.

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Security vehicles drive regularly between the houses on De Zalze Estate at night.

04 May 10:29
De Zalze residents all know the contact numbers for security. It is on their patrol vehicles.

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04 May 10:20
Wyngaard confirms that when they test perimeter alarms, they physically touch them and they go off.

04 May 10:18
Wyngaard started his shift at 18:00 with Afrika.

04 May 10:17
State calls Edgar Wyngaard. He is the supervisor who Africa said was on duty with him the night of the murders.

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News24 Journalist Jenna Etheridge is reporting from court today.

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Security alarms at the De Zalze Estate were activated three times on the night before and the morning of the infamous Van Breda axe murders, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday.

 This is according to a report by Thorburn Security, which is responsible for security at the estate, Henri van Breda's advocate Matthys Combrink said.

The alarms were activated - once after 19:00, again after 01:00 and, finally, after 03:00. The alarms were activated on the perimeter fence. 

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