Court deciding whether to allow new medical evidence in Van Breda murder case

The Western Cape High Court is deciding on whether to allow new evidence from the defence for axe murder accused Henri van Breda.

The 23-year-old accused of killing his parents and his sibling in 2013 at the De Salza Estate near Stellenbosch, concluded his testimony last week.

He was expected to be the defence’s final witness, but the court has heard a request for a defence psychologist to take the stand.

Eyewitness News reporter, Shamiela Fisher has more on the story.

We have been told in court today that Henri Van Breda was hospitalised last Wednesday after having suffered a seizure.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

He underwent a series of tests at the Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic where a neurologist diagnosed him with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

The defence basically wants the neurologist to testify about the condition because it says it is important to establish the memory loss that he says he experienced during the night of the attack.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Click on the link below to listen to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Court deciding whether to allow new medical evidence in Van Breda murder case


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
State pokes holes in Van Breda's testimony

State pokes holes in Van Breda's testimony

The State's been trying to establish how Van Breda sustained back injuries and why it took him so long to call emergency services.

Van Breda demonstrates to the court how he scuffled with his family's attacker

Van Breda demonstrates to the court how he scuffled with his family's attacker

The court questioned how he got off with light wounds and scratches while his family was butchered.

Van Breda spends birthday testifying in family axe murders

Van Breda spends birthday testifying in family axe murders

EWN reporter says Prosecutor Susan Galloway has picked up on some information Van Breda omitted in plea and police statements.

Emotional Henri van Breda says 'my family was very close'

Emotional Henri van Breda says 'my family was very close'

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock explains how Van Breda described his close family and the details of the night of the attack

Why Henri van Breda wants cameras off in court before taking the stand

Why Henri van Breda wants cameras off in court before taking the stand

Triple murder accused Henri van Breda has decided to testify in his trial, and has asked that his testimony not be broadcast live.

Expert says Van Breda could have passed out on night of attack

Expert says Van Breda could have passed out on night of attack

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock says neurosurgeon testifies its plausible Van Breda could have passed out and lost partial memory.

Van Breda defence tears DNA evidence to shreds

Van Breda defence tears DNA evidence to shreds

Hendri Van Breda is on trial for the murder of his parents and older brother, and the attempted murder of his younger sister.

Van Breda will not testify in murder trial

Van Breda will not testify in murder trial

Public law lecturer Kelly Phelps says while all accused have a right to remain silent, sometimes the testimony may be necessary.

Court to hear why Van Breda's witnesses should take stand before him

Court to hear why Van Breda's witnesses should take stand before him

State prosecution has argued that Van Breda could amend his version of events if his expert witnesses testify before him.

Van Breda Trial: Defence to call witnesses

Van Breda Trial: Defence to call witnesses

EWN reporter Monique Mortlock gives the latest news on the Henri van Breda trial.

Popular articles
Former school patrol guard acquitted of all sexual abuse charges

Former school patrol guard acquitted of all sexual abuse charges

Johannes Molefe was accused of abusing dozens of children from the AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto last year.

Pop-up bar creates awareness around drunk driving

Pop-up bar creates awareness around drunk driving

Aware.org took on a bold campaign that has made South Africans pay attention.

Mabe faces ANC grievance panel over sexual harassment allegations on Wednesday

Mabe faces ANC grievance panel over sexual harassment allegations on Wednesday

EWN's Clement Manyathela says Pule Mabe is facing a grievance panel to answer to sexual harassment allegations against him.

Popular shoe brand Vans ask Ackermans to remove "knock-offs" from shelves

Popular shoe brand Vans ask Ackermans to remove "knock-offs" from shelves

Vans' brand manager says although this is a recurring problem its main concern is that this particular "fake" is a very close copy.

 'Having a senior official call Lindiwe Sisulu a prostitute is undiplomatic'

'Having a senior official call Lindiwe Sisulu a prostitute is undiplomatic'

Mail & Guardian Africa editor Simon Allison says its undiplomatic for a Rwandan official to call Sisulu names.

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

Chicken Licken’s latest ad flame-grills the most recent one by Nando’s, says Nicholas Kühne of Wunderbrand.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.