Henri van Breda case postponed to November
Henri Van Breda made an appearance in the Western Cape High Court this morning.
CAPE TOWN - The State has requested a postponement in the pre-trial hearing of murder accused Henri van Breda.
The 21-year-old is accused of killing his parents and brother last January. His younger sister survived the attack.
Van Breda made an appearance in the Western Cape High Court this morning.
Prosecutor Susan Galloway has told the court the State is still not ready to proceed to trial.
Galloway has requested a postponement for a pre-trial conference in November.
The State says there are still outstanding reports relating to forensic evidence.
Van Breda's lawyer Pieter Botha says they are also waiting for certain computer data and forensic evidence.
NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazilila the says State has 141 witnesses willing to testify.
#AxeMurders Judge Elize Steyn has told the court a isiXhosa interpreter will be required during the trial for some of the witnesses. MM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 9, 2016
Judge Elize Steyn has granted the postponement to 18 November, while a provisional trial date has been set for 6 February 2017.