Triple axe killing case stalls

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - CARYN DOL­LEY

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).

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