As it happened: Henri van Breda pre-trial postponed

2016-09-09 09:26

Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda, has appeared in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town for a pre-trial.


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09 Sep 09:47
Forensic evidence is outstanding, including computer and DNA evidence. Prosecutor Susan Galloway confirmed forensic evidence is outstanding.                    

09 Sep 09:44
The pre-trial is postponed until November 18. The State said the case is not ready for trial.                      

09 Sep 09:36
Some more background information, as we wait for proceedings to start.

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09 Sep 09:27

Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda, is expected to appear in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on Friday.

Van Breda, 21, is accused of killing his parents, Martin, 54 and Teresa, 55, and his brother Rudi, 22, in their home on the De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

They were killed with an axe.

His sister Marli, 17, survived the attack, but sustained serious brain injuries. She is on the list of State witnesses expected to testify against him.She suffered from retrograde amnesia and it was still unclear if she would be able to remember anything about what happened that morning.

After Marli's recovery, she saw her brother briefly. However, the two were separated again. One of Henri's bail conditions was that he could not contact anyone on the list of witnesses until the end of his trial.

Van Breda faces three counts of murder, one of attempted murder, and one of obstructing the course of justice. He handed himself to police in June this year and was granted bail of R100 000 on June 14.

Henri is being represented by Pieter Botha, who was part of Shrien Dewani's legal team.

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