Henri van Breda

Two years after his parents and brother were killed with an axe, Henri van Breda, 22, will go on trial in the Western Cape High Court. He is charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted murder, and one of obstructing the course of justice. His parents, Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and his brother Rudi, 22, were killed with an axe in their home on the luxury De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27, 2015. His sister Marli, 16, survived the attack but spent months in hospital after undergoing numerous operations due to her severe injuries. Henri Van Breda was arrested on 13th June 2016 when he handed himself over to Western Cape police 17 months after the murders. Henri was found with only a few scratches following the incident. Henri apparently only called emergency services in the morning after some time had passed since the attack. His first phone call after the incident was to his girlfriend. Three hours later he phoned the emergency services.