Will Henri tes­tify?

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

If the ac­cused in a crim­i­nal case chooses to tes­tify, he or she nor­mally does so at the start of the de­fence case. But Henri van Breda, on trial in the High Court in Cape Town for the mur­der of his par­ents and brother, wants to tes­tify last, if at all. Pros­e­cu­tor Su­san Gal­loway was scorn­ful, say­ing his aim was to match his ev­i­dence to that of ex­pert de­fence wit­nesses. Judge Si­raj De­sai will com­ment on Van Breda’s “un­usual” ap­proach on Wed­nes­day.

Axe-mur­der ac­cused Henri van Breda

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