Lawyer’s briefcase for family murder accused Henri van Breda stolen

Henri van Breda outside the Cape High Court Picture Credit: Ruvan Boshoff
Henri van Breda outside the Cape High Court Picture Credit: Ruvan Boshoff

Multiple murder accused Henri van Breda’s first appearance in the Cape Town High Court on Friday was preceded by drama when his lawyer’s car was broken into.

Two briefcases had been stolen from the vehicle‚ which was parked at the gym in Sea Point on Friday morning‚ according to police spokesman Andre Traut.

Van Breda stands accused of murder and attempted murder. He allegedly killed his mother Teresa‚ father Martin and brother Rudi at the family home in Stellenbosch last year. His sister Marli survived the attack.

Eric Ntabazalila‚ spokesman for the prosecution‚ said the alleged theft did not affect the state’s case.

“Kindly be advised that the police case docket regarding the De Zalze [Winelands Golf Estate] murders is in the possession of the National Prosecuting Authority and has not been affected by the above incident‚” Ntabazalila said.

Van Breda appeared in court in preparation for his trial which is set to start on February 6.

 

— TMG Digital

 

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