Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
17 May 2017
2:54 pm

LISTEN: Axe murder suspect Henri van Breda’s full emergency phone call

Citizen Reporter

For 25 minutes, court attendees were subjected to the audio of the emergency call Van Breda made on the night his family was murdered.

CAPE TOWN: Triple murder accused Henri van Breda making his way through the media photographers and international TV journalist on day one of his trial. Picture Henk Kruger

In the phone call, Henri sounds calm though he keeps quiet at some points as he is provides information to City of Cape Town emergency dispatcher Janine Philander.

He is composed and his voice audible as he explains that an ambulance or two is required at the De Zalze estate in Stellenbosch. He is also able to provide directions and a landmark to the operator, who notes all the information.

During the phone call, which began at 7.12am on January 27‚ 2015‚ and ended at 7.37, it sounds as if Henri chuckles as the operator tells him she cannot locate his address.

The emergency call was played at court where Henri is standing trial as the main suspect for the killings of his Martin‚ 55‚ mother Teresa‚ 54‚ and brother Rudi‚ 22. His younger sister survived the attack, though she has retrograde amnesia.

Listen to the audio from TimesLIVE below


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