Van Breda trial: Prosecution requests time to deal with video footage

This week, the court heard testimony from the first responding officer and the two security guards who were on duty on the night of the attack.

FILE: Triple murder accused Henri van Breda leaves the Stellenbosch Magistrates Court on 14 June 2016 after being released on R100,000 bail. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The prosecution against triple murder accused Henri van Breda has requested time to deal with video footage before it calls up its next witness.

Van Breda, aged 22, is accused of killing his parents and older brother as well as wounding his younger sister in their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

However, he claims an intruder was responsible for the attack.

This week, the court heard testimony from the first responding officer and the two security guards who were on duty on the night of the attack.

Prosecutor Susan Galloway has asked that the case be postponed to Monday when it is expected she will call up the De Zalze estate manager.

On Thursday, advocate Matthys Combrinck highlighted the fact that police have dealt with 20 security complaints within the estate without any suspects being caught.

Combrinck also spent a lengthy period questioning security guards Edgar Wyngaard and Lorenzo Afrika about whether they were aware of three alarms that went off on the night of the Van Breda attack.

Both men were adamant they did not hear or see anything out of the ordinary.

They could also not say who had gone on patrol a few minutes after an alarm went off at 1.37am on the morning of the murders.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)