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

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Henri van Breda taken into custody. (Tammy Petersen/News24)
Henri van Breda taken into custody. (Tammy Petersen/News24)

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21 May 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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

21 May 2018

"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.

21 May 2018

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

This is also subject to medical records being submitted.

<p>Henri van Breda will be kept in the hospital section of Pollsmoor until his sentencing.</p><p>This is also subject to medical records being submitted. </p>

21 May 2018

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

He has continued to comply with stringent bail conditions. 

21 May 2018

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.

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

State is requesting that Henri van Breda not be released on bail. However, Advocate Piet Botha says his client is on chronic medication.
State is requesting that Henri van Breda not be released on bail. However,&nbsp;Advocate Piet Botha&nbsp;says his client is on chronic medication. <br />

21 May 2018

Desai: Henri van Breda is found guilty on all counts of murder.

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

Desai: Accused intentionally inflicted wounds on himself

21 May 2018

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.

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

Desai: Martin van Breda threw himself over Rudi to protect him.

21 May 2018

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 2018

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

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

Desai: The laugh was described as a high-pitched giggle.

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

Desai: The accused contradicted himself during testimony.

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

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

21 May 2018

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