Van Breda: Lawyers agree live broadcasts will negatively impact witnesses

Henri van Breda is accused of killing his parents and older brother at their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda leaves court. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Triple murder accused HenrI van Breda' s legal team and the State prosecutor have agreed that live streaming the trial will have a negative impact on witnesses.

Van Breda is accused of killing his parents and older brother at their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

The highly anticipated trial was meant to get underway on Monday but was hit by a double delay.

Judge Siraj Desai had granted permission for the trial to be broadcast but then had to suspend the ruling.

Legal teams will consult with the witnesses over the next month to gauge how they feel about live media coverage.

Desai stressed when court reconvenes on the 24 April, he does not want any further requests for postponements.

While van Breda now has to wait for his trial to start, he will re-appear in court on 11 April on a separate drug possession charge.

WATCH: Inside the Henri Van Breda triple murder trial postponement

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)