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Van Breda murder case postponed

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The pre-trial hearing of Henri van Breda, accused of killing his parents and older brother, has been postponed to February 3, 2017.

The State has requested a postponement in order to provide all the particulars of their case to the defence. The State has until November 30 to give particulars to the defence for its own expert analysis.

The trial date has been provisionally set and is now expected to commence on March 13, 2017.

A clean-shaven Van Breda, 21, showed up without the characteristic beard from his last court appearance.

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

His parents, Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and his brother Rudi, 22, were killed with an axe in their home on the luxury De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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.

[Source: News24]
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