Citizen Reporter
1 minute read
1 Nov 2017
10:00 am

WATCH: Henri van Breda testifies in murder trial

Citizen Reporter

Van Breda faces three counts of murder for the axe attacks on his parents and brother at their family home in the luxury estate de Zalze in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda. PHOTO: Catherine Rice/ANA

Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai ruled that cameras be allowed to broadcast the testimony of 22-year-old triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

The 22-year-old Henri, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday on Wednesday, immediately took the stand. He described his family as close, saying they shared everything with each other: “We certainly enjoyed spending time as a family together, especially at that time of year.”

The Sunday before the attacks in January 2015, the family had all gone shark cage diving together.

Watch the video below

Video courtesy of eNCA.

Van Breda faces five charges, three of murder, one of attempted murder and one of defeating the ends of justice. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him and claims that a laughing, axe-wielding intruder killed his father Martin, mother Teresa, and brother Rudi, and seriously injured his sister Marli in their home on the luxury de Zalze estate in Stellenbosch.

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