Henri van Breda triple murder trial hits double snag

Van Breda's trial was meant to get underway in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

FILE: Henri van Breda. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Triple murder accused, Henri van Breda, will have to wait another month before he pleads to the criminal charges facing him.

Van Breda's trial was meant to get underway in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

But the case hit a double snag as his defence team says it’s waiting for DNA reports and photos in a high resolution format.

The defence also vehemently opposed Judge Siraj Desai’s ruling the trial may be broadcast live.

During Van Breda's brief appearance in the dock, he remained expressionless as the defence requested the trial’s postponement to 24 April.

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Defence Advocate Pieter Botha reiterated the State is co-operating fully with his team but DNA reports and photos are not forthcoming from the police.

Botha told Desai he is willing to go all the way to the Constitutional Court to prevent the media from live streaming court proceedings.

The media’s request will most likely be heard in the Supreme Court of Appeal early next month.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)