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AllAfrica.com
Van Breda Expert Witness Never Worked in Forensic Lab - Statea fight with the axe-wielding intruder who was also armed with a knife, the man
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
a fight with the axe-wielding intruder who was also armed with a knife, the man had escaped. Van Breda, through Advocate Pieter Botha, on Monday raised his concern over Desai's "demeanour" and the manner in which he was posing questions to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda murder trial: Key defence witness faces more tough questionsbut pointed out that he has every right to speed up questioning. When Desai as
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
but pointed out that he has every right to speed up questioning. When Desai asked whether Van Breda wants him recused from the case, defence advocate Pieter Botha answered no and he merely wanted to raise his concern. (Edited by Shimoney... Read more
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iafrica.com
Van Breda trial: Defence rips through DNA expertaxe murder accused has complained about Judge Siraj Desai's attitude towards th
iafrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
axe murder accused has complained about Judge Siraj Desai's attitude towards the defense's witness. Defense Advocate Pieter Botha has told the court his client is concerned about the demeanor of Judge Desai towards their witness,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
State rips DNA expert’s CV apart in van Breda murder trialaxe murder accused has complained about Judge Siraj Desai's attitude towards th
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
axe murder accused has complained about Judge Siraj Desai's attitude towards the defense's witness. Defense Advocate Pieter Botha has told the court his client is concerned about the demeanor of Judge Desai towards their witness,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Van Breda expert witness never worked in forensic lab - Statea fight with the axe-wielding intruder who was also armed with a knife, the man
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
a fight with the axe-wielding intruder who was also armed with a knife, the man had escaped. Van Breda, through Advocate Pieter Botha, on Monday raised his concern over Desai’s "demeanour" and the manner in which he was posing questions to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Legal Funds 'Running Out' for Axe Murder Accusedteam is reaching a point where it may have to withdraw as their client is fast
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
team is reaching a point where it may have to withdraw as their client is fast running out of funds, his lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha said in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. This after the State asked for two days to prepare to... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Van Breda defence may have to withdraw as triple murder accused is 'fast running out of funds'team is reaching a point where it may have to withdraw as their client is fast
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
team is reaching a point where it may have to withdraw as their client is fast running out of funds, his lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha said in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. This after the State asked for two days to prepare to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda’s legal team to call first witnessesbrought by the defence to allow the accused to testify after the expert witness
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
brought by the defence to allow the accused to testify after the expert witnesses. At the time, defence advocate Pieter Botha indicated his client will not be testifying. If he decides to testify at a later stage, the defence would have... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Van Breda trial: What the State witnesses saidthe rest are alive," he said. Henri became emotional when listening to the cal
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
the rest are alive," he said. Henri became emotional when listening to the call being played in court. Defence Advocate Pieter Botha said Van Breda was accused of sounding guilty for being polite. Former neighbour Stephanie Op't Hof said she... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Axe Murder Accused Loses Application, Decides Not to Testifywould have to be flown in and that it was unclear for how long Van Breda would
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
would have to be flown in and that it was unclear for how long Van Breda would testify if he chose to do so. Advocate Pieter Botha, for Van Breda, said their witnesses would not testify on his client's version, but on the evidence... Read more
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22d
iafrica.com
Court says no to Van Breda lawyersdismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the
iafrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
dismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the defence's witnesses. Van Breda's lawyer, Pieter Botha, sought a court application allowing him to call his client to take the stand following the testimony of his... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Van Breda loses application, decides not to testifywould have to be flown in and that it was unclear for how long Van Breda would
News 24 South Africa / Posted 22 days ago
would have to be flown in and that it was unclear for how long Van Breda would testify if he chose to do so. Advocate Pieter Botha, for Van Breda, said their witnesses would not testify on his client’s version, but on the evidence... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Court says no to van Breda lawyersdismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 22 days ago
dismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the defence's witnesses. Van Breda's lawyer, Pieter Botha, sought a court application allowing him to call his client to take the stand following the testimony of his... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda trial: Defence team's bid to change witness order dismisseddismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the
Eye Witness News / Posted 22 days ago
dismissed a request by Henri van Breda's legal team to change the order of the defence's witnesses. Van Breda's lawyer, Pieter Botha, sought a court application allowing him to call his client to take the stand after his expert witnesses have... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
AS IT HAPPENED: Van Breda will not testify amid dismissal of defence's applicationto testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was,
News 24 South Africa / Posted 22 days ago
to testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was, in essence, the argument made by Advocate Pieter Botha on Thursday during arguments for an application to grant its expert witnesses permission to present their... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda trial: Judge to rule on defence bid to change witness orderAct states that an accused is usually obliged to testify before witnesses for t
Eye Witness News / Posted 22 days ago
Act states that an accused is usually obliged to testify before witnesses for the defence. But Van Breda’s lawyer, Pieter Botha, is hoping that Wednesday’s judgment will give him more flexibility to decide when to call him to the... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda murder trial: Court to rule on order of witnessesto hand down judgment on the defence's application to change the order of witne
Eye Witness News / Posted 27 days ago
to hand down judgment on the defence's application to change the order of witnesses on Wednesday. Defense Advocate Pieter Botha has told the court that at this stage, Henri Van Breda will not be called to give evidence. Botha says that... Read more
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Eye Witness News
State concerned Van Breda could amend testimonyunder oath. An accused is also usually obliged to testify before the defence’s
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
under oath. An accused is also usually obliged to testify before the defence’s witnesses. Van Breda’s lawyer, Advocate Pieter Botha, has told the court that at this stage, his client will not be taking the stand. Botha says he wants the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Axe Murder Accused to Only Testify If He Goes Last - Defenceto testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
to testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was, in essence, the argument made by Advocate Pieter Botha on Thursday during arguments for an application to grant its expert witnesses permission to present their... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Henri van Breda to only testify if he goes last - defenceto testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was,
News 24 South Africa / Posted 28 days ago
to testify at the end of their case, he will not take to the stand. This was, in essence, the argument made by Advocate Pieter Botha on Thursday during arguments for an application to grant its expert witnesses permission to present their... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Legal team seeks to keep Henri van Breda from witness stand for now Defence lawyer Pieter Botha has requested that the court allow him the option
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
Defence lawyer Pieter Botha has requested that the court allow him the option of calling his client to the witness stand at some stage in the trial. FILE: Triple murder accused... Read more
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28d
Eye Witness News
Defence wants expert witnesses to testify before Henri van Breda Advocate Pieter Botha is expected to make further argument as to why the defe
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
Advocate Pieter Botha is expected to make further argument as to why the defence's experts should testify before the murder accused, FILE: Murder accused Henri van Breda at the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Sister of accused axe killer refuses to testifyallowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to
The Courier Mail / Posted 30 days ago
allowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to amend his version. Defence lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha dismissed this, saying his client had already given the court his account of what happened in his detailed plea... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Defence Asks That Experts Testify Before Axe Murder Accusedallowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
allowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to amend his version. Defence lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha rubbished this, saying his client had already given the court his account of what happened in his detailed plea... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Defence asks that experts testify before murder accused Henri Van Bredaallowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to
News 24 South Africa / Posted 30 days ago
allowing his witnesses to testify first could give Van Breda an opportunity to amend his version. Defence lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha rubbished this, saying his client had already given the court his account of what happened in his detailed plea... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Murder Accused Stood in His Brother's Blood, Defence Arguessocks? This was the question posed to blood spatter analyst Captain Marius Jou
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
socks? This was the question posed to blood spatter analyst Captain Marius Joubert during cross-examination by Advocate Pieter Botha when the trial resumed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Botha argued that it was impossible for his... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
No evidence Henri van Breda stood in his brother’s blood, defence arguessocks? This was the question posed to blood spatter analyst Captain Marius Jou
News 24 South Africa / Posted a month ago
socks? This was the question posed to blood spatter analyst Captain Marius Joubert during cross-examination by Advocate Pieter Botha when the trial resumed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. Botha argued that it was impossible for his... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Henri Van Breda Due Back in Courtand shoved the body of Van Breda's brother, Rudi, body around to show his anger
AllAfrica.com / Posted a month ago
and shoved the body of Van Breda's brother, Rudi, body around to show his anger. During cross-examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what Van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was attacked on the bed,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Van Breda’s legal team to call first witnessseriously injured his sister in an attack at their family home in Stellenbosch
Eye Witness News / Posted a month ago
seriously injured his sister in an attack at their family home in Stellenbosch in 2015. Van Breda's lawyer Advocate Pieter Botha will most likely conclude cross-examination of the State's final witness blood spatter analyst Marius Joubert... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Henri van Breda due back in courtand shoved the body of Van Breda’s brother, Rudi, body around to show his anger
News 24 South Africa / Posted a month ago
and shoved the body of Van Breda’s brother, Rudi, body around to show his anger. During cross-examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what Van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was attacked on the bed,... Read more
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WA Today
Rudi Van Breda's body 'shoved, dragged in anger', blood spatter expert tells courtwhat happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thu
WA Today / Posted 1 months ago
what happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thursday, during cross examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what triple murder accused Henri van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was... Read more
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The Age
Rudi Van Breda's body 'shoved, dragged in anger', blood spatter expert tells courtwhat happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thu
The Age / Posted 1 months ago
what happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thursday, during cross examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what triple murder accused Henri van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Rudi Van Breda's body 'shoved, dragged in anger', blood spatter expert tells courtwhat happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thu
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 1 months ago
what happened the day his parents and brother were bludgeoned to death. On Thursday, during cross examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what triple murder accused Henri van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Axe Murder Victim's Body Possibly Dragged to Show Angerto show his anger, blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert testified on Thu
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
to show his anger, blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert testified on Thursday. During cross examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what triple murder accused Henri van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Rudi Van Breda's body possibly dragged to show anger - expertto show his anger, blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert testified on Thu
News 24 South Africa / Posted 1 months ago
to show his anger, blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert testified on Thursday. During cross examination by Advocate Pieter Botha over what triple murder accused Henri van Breda would gain from moving his 22-year-old brother from where he was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Blood of Murder Accused's Sister Absent from Axe, Court Hearsdifferent axes may have been used in the De Zalze triple murders, the Western C
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
different axes may have been used in the De Zalze triple murders, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. Advocate Pieter Botha, for Henri Van Breda, further questioned why the teenager's blood was not on the shorts and socks her... Read more
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