Van Breda to hear his fate in May

CAPE TOWN- Triple murder accused Henri van Breda will wait another month before hearing his fate in the Western Cape High Court.

Judge Mustak Parker said on Tuesday that judgment would be heard on May 21, when Judge Siraj Desai will deliver his verdict.

The original date was set for April 23 , a reason for the postponement was not given.

Western Cape National Posecutions Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabaazilla said on Monday that the 23-year-old accused would appear on the postponement date.

Van Breda plead not guilty to all the charges, charges included allegedly axing his parents and brother to death and the serious injuring of his sister Marli who does not remember the night of the attack and the final charge defeating the ends of justice.

During the trial he alleged that a man wearing a balaclava, gloves and dark clothing, was behind the attack, and that he had heard other voices of people speaking Afrikaans in the family’s Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

He further claimed that the intruder had an axe and was armed with a knife when he attacked his family, the man fled the scene at their home at the lavish De Zalze Golf Estate.

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