Judge asks media to report responsibly after van Breda's lawyer scolds paper

The judge presiding over Henri van Breda's murder trial has urged the media to report carefully in the highly sensitive case.

Defence lawyer Pieter Botha urged Judge Siraj Desai to warn the media to report carefully, following the coverage of an in loco inspection of the house.

Botha is unhappy with sketches in a Cape Town newspaper detailing the interior of the house, EWN's Giovanna Gerbi reports.

The defence advocate had a problem with a Cape Town newspaper that had sketches after the in loco inspection... Botha said it was jumping the gun and should never have been published.

Giovanna Gerbi, EWN reporter

Judge Desai, along with the State prosecutor, van Breda and his legal team, did an in loco inspection of the house on Tuesday.

Also read: Judge Siraj Desai visits crime scene of van Breda axe murders

Gerbi explains that the in loco inspection report will be collated and presented in court during van Breda’s trial.

The 22-year-old is on trial for allegedly killing his parents and older brother at their home outside Stellenbosch in January 2015.

The trial is underway in the Western Cape High Court and court has adjourned until 2 May.

Hendri van Breda faces three counts of murder, one of attempted murder and one of defeating the ends of justice.

On Monday, the triple murder accused pleaded not guilty to all five charges against him.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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