In what would have been day 23 of the van Breda trial, this morning no evidence was led. Adv Combrink told the court that Advocate Botha has not been able to attend court due to his son being admitted to hospital.

We are not aware of exactly what has happened but we know that Advocate Botha is indisposed due to personal circumstances and unable to proceed with the trial today and tomorrow, Judge Desai postponed the trial to Wednesday 7 June 2017 – with the hope that Advocate Botha will be able to continue on that day.

In the meantime, catch up on the latest developments in the van Breda trial with my video about last week’s talking points.

Photography K-leigh Siebritz

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