Triple axe killing case stalls
OUTSTANDING documents from police are holding up the final decision on whether anyone will be prosecuted in the Stellenbosch triple axe murder.
Since the killings 10 months ago, the case docket has been channelled back and forth between prosecuting officials and police investigators. Prosecuting officials are set to decide on what action, if any, will be taken against anyone in connection with the murders, but they have repeatedly sent the docket back to police for further investigation.
Martin van Breda, 55, his wife Teresa, 54, and their eldest child Rudi, 22, were murdered in their upmarket home at the De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch on January 27.
Two family members survived the attack – Marli, 16, suffered an axe wound to her head and a severed jugular, while her brother Henri, 20, was the only family member to escape with minor injuries.
To date, no one has been detained. The case docket is now, for the fourth time, back with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).