Van Breda defence using maths to discredit DNA results

Henri van Breda’s defense spent the last week attempting to discredit the forensic laboratory where the DNA collected for the case was tested.

Friday’s session saw van Breda’s legal team delve deep into the world of mathematics, which Matthys Combrink said proved that not enough DNA was used for the testing.

“Don’t confuse the court with all kinds of calculations. Complicated mathematics does not change the facts,” the chief DNA analyst Lieutenant Colonel Sharlene Otto said.

Henri van Breda stands accused of murdering his father, mother and older brother and the attempted murder of his younger sister Marli.