AS IT HAPPENED: Henri #VanBreda back in court

2017-11-13 10:09

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda has completed his testimony and now waits to hear arguments before judgment.

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Case postponed to Tuesday 10:00

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Debate on consulting expert Dr Butler

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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is an idiopathic generalised epileptic syndrome characterised by myoclonic jerks, generalised tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs), and sometimes absence seizures.  

JME is relatively common and responds well to treatment with appropriate anticonvulsants.  

Other features suggestive of the diagnosis include normal intelligence, onset around adolescence, and a family history of the condition.  

GTCSs occur shortly after awakening or after precipitating factors such as sleep deprivation, alcohol use, or psychological stress.  

Patients usually require lifelong anticonvulsant therapy, but their overall prognosis is generally good.  


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Martin (54) and Teresa (55), and Rudi van Breda (22), were hacked to death in the early hours of January 27, 2015 on the luxurious De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. Marli (18) survived the attack but has been diagnosed with amnesia.

13 Nov 10:28
It's Day 59 in the Henri van Breda trial

13 Nov 10:23

Judge Desai's notable cases:  

Murder trial of Najwa Petersen, who was handed a 28-year prison sentence in 2009 for her role in the murder of her husband, music legend Taliep Petersen.  

Trial of 14-year-old Valencia Farmer's killers. She was raped and stabbed 53 times in 1999.  

Desai led the post mortem investigation after former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronjé died in an airplane crash in 2002.


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Judge Siraj Desai is hearing the case  

Desai has been a judge for more than 20 years and was born in Salt River, Cape Town.  

Desai was shortlisted for the position of Public Protector which went to Busisiwe Mkhwebane


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The ties that bind: Henri van Breda and that 'Starry Night'

In the almost 60 days he has been on trial for allegedly axing his family to death, Henri van Breda has quite often arrived at the Western Cape High Court wearing a tie depicting Vincent van Gogh's iconic painting Starry Night.


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Crime scene breakdown

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Another possible defence witness expected in Van Breda trial

Henri van Breda's defence team on Tuesday confirmed that it may call another expert witness to take the stand


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Henri van Breda accused of 'selective memory loss'

The State on Monday accused Henri van Breda of having selective memory loss, especially with regard to incriminating evidence against him.

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