Henri #VanBreda refused leave to appeal conviction and sentence

Aug 20th, 2018 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 33 Views

CAPE TOWN: Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai on Monday refused 23-year-old Henri Van Breda’s application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentence and said he hoped it would be “the last word on the case”.

But defence lawyer Piet Botha confirmed to journalists as he left courtroom 9 that he will opt for their only and final recourse at being granted an appeal – to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein directly. He has to file papers within 15 days.

In May this year, Van Breda was convicted of the 2015 triple axe murders of his brother and parents and the attempted murder of his sister at the family’s home in the De Zalze security estate in Stellenbosch, as well as defeating the ends of justice. Article: Catherine Rice, Video: Sandisiwe Ntlemeza