Henri van Breda diagnosed with epilepsy after suffering seizure, court told

Henri van Breda’s lawyer Pieter Botha says he was discharged from Constantiaberg Medi Clinic on Sunday night.

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court on 7 November 2017. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape High Court has heard triple axe murder accused Henri van Breda has undergone medical tests after suffering a seizure.

His trial was meant to resume on Monday morning.

Van Breda is accused of murdering his parents and brother and seriously injuring his sister at their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

Van Breda’s lawyer Pieter Botha says he was discharged from Constantiaberg Medi Clinic on Sunday night.

A neurologist has diagnosed him with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

This is a type of epilepsy that starts in childhood or in adolescence.

The defence has asked for the matter to be rolled over until Tuesday, adding it intends calling doctor James Butler as an expert witness.

The defence believes this is pertinent in dealing with the time frame in which Van Breda claims to have lost consciousnesses before he phoned the paramedics on the night his relatives were murdered.