Van Breda trial live broadcast on hold for now

The Western Cape High Court had ruled earlier that live coverage of the Henri van Breda murder trial will be allowed.

However Judge Siraj Desai has been asked by Van Breda defence team to provide reasons why he has given the media permission for rolling coverage of the case.

They are saying it could intimidate witnesses. They as counsel could feel vulnerable as well.

Giovanna Gerbi, EWN Reporter

Gerbi says the criminal matter procedure will be heard in court on Monday afternoon and says the case is likely to be postponed.

After hearing arguments Desai has suspended his order to allow video cameras and photographs to be taken in the courtroom.

To listen to the full report listen to the audio below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Van Breda trial live broadcast on hold for now


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Zephany Nurse and Henri van Breda, court cases that rocked the Cape

Zephany Nurse and Henri van Breda, court cases that rocked the Cape

EWN's Giovanna Gerbi looks at the dynamics of the Zephany Nurse and hints on what to expect from the van Breda triple murder case.

Henri van Breda's sister is on the state witness list

Henri van Breda's sister is on the state witness list

A list of 114 state witnesses has been released, in the case of Henri van Breda, accused of murdering his family in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

Four steps to ensure a watertight murder case

Four steps to ensure a watertight murder case

How do investigators ensure a successful prosecution in a murder case? It isn't easy, forensic expert Dr David Klatzow explains.

NPA welcomes court decision to release Henri Van Breda on bail

NPA welcomes court decision to release Henri Van Breda on bail

Listen to the call Henri Van Breda, accused of murdering his family, made to emergency services on the night of the murders.

Henri Van Breda released on R100k bail after handing himself over

Henri Van Breda released on R100k bail after handing himself over

Defence lawyers argued that he handed himself over to police willingly after investigators informed him of his imminent arrest.

Unclear whether Henri Van Breda handed himself in out of his own free will

Unclear whether Henri Van Breda handed himself in out of his own free will

Henri van Breda reported to the Stellenbosch police, but it remains unclear what evidence the state has against him, if any.

What ever happened in the Van Breda triple murder case?

What ever happened in the Van Breda triple murder case?

EWN reporter Giovanna Gerbi says there still don’t appear to be any concrete developments in the investigation into the triple murder.

Xenophobic violence resurfaces, #SpyCables and media, Stellies axe murder case

Xenophobic violence resurfaces, #SpyCables and media, Stellies axe murder case

Round up of the day's talkers

Popular articles
Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

Stage 1 load s​hedding has been declared nationally. The City of Cape Town has urged residents to take note of the schedules.

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Man who dumped body of family dog in street demoted at top JHB law firm

Media law guru Emma Sadleir warns employees online that there are many potential events that could bring a company into disrepute.

SPARK Schools provides Singapore-quality education for R19 400 per year

SPARK Schools provides Singapore-quality education for R19 400 per year

Our education system is poor, leading to a proliferation of private schools, most which are unaffordable even for the middleclass.

Get ready for another round of load shedding as Eskom workers shut down power

Get ready for another round of load shedding as Eskom workers shut down power

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says the power utility has instructed municipalities to implement stage one load shedding.

[WATCH] SPCA lays animal cruelty charges following violent attack on seal pup

[WATCH] SPCA lays animal cruelty charges following violent attack on seal pup

Video footage emerged on Facebook showing two fishermen brutally kicking and stabbing the animal.

[LISTEN] Wife of Siya Kolisi 'so proud' as husband Siya leads SA to victory

[LISTEN] Wife of Siya Kolisi 'so proud' as husband Siya leads SA to victory

The Springboks won a Test game against England on Saturday under the captaincy of Siya Kolisi.

UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA

UPDATE: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA

The man has told the Sandton SPCA that he could not locate a nearby veterinary clinic in order to dispose of the dog's carcass.

Eusebius: 'Needing to know what happened before the Supersport video is BS'

Eusebius: 'Needing to know what happened before the Supersport video is BS'

Callers on The Eusebius McKaiser Show stand behind Ashwin Willemse who walked off the Supersport Rugby set on Saturday.