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    South Africa - Martin, 55, Theresa, 54, Rudi van Breda, 22, murdered, 26 Jan 2015 #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
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    Thanks a bunch Bessie. 4.15am!!!! Go to bed and fix the heading in 8 hours or so. That last thread was enormous. The heading can wait.
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    We're back. Court adjourned until October 16th

    https://twitter.com/CapeTownEtc?lang=en

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    Thank you everyone for the updates on the previous threads, I think I'm giving up on this one now - for the time being at least

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    Lost for words! 16th? OISA! Thanks, JJ, for updates.
    Last edited by L2L; 10-10-2017 at 05:48 AM. Reason: to thank JJ.

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    Botha is really taking the p**s with this trial. He has got the cheek to say they are losing money, yet he keeps wanting to adjourn. I really hope after all this Henri gets found guilty.

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    I'm really grateful for all the tweets too. Thankyou everyone. I will see you all on the 16th.

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    This is beyond belief. OISA! Many thanks for the updates.


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    Just listened to the short recording of this morning's proceedings. Desai came down hard on Botha.

    I've replayed this part several times but I can't get the words he said at this point, see if anyone else can pick it up (I've marked the video to start at the relevant place) - "if there is a cost factor I am quite prepared to adjourn these proceedings and appoint ? counsel ?. That can't be a factor that determines the future progress of this matter."


    https://youtu.be/rFcOQIFy6_s?t=3m47s

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    So Dr O says that most of the DNA samples are invalid for 3 reasons - 1. they used or relied on sample sizes less than 1 nanogram 2. there was no break in sequence between testing samples from the same case 3. the hemastix weren't recorded properly (either photographed or expiry dates, not sure).

    Apologies if spellings are off!


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    I can only think he is saying ProBono counsel followed by something else, but it doesn't sound like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interested Bystander View Post
    Yes! I had typed into google prodea and it didn't bring up anything. That is definitely it. Cheers IB

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    So now we know without a doubt what will happen if Botha & co withdraw from the case.

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    Interesting similar matter involving J Desai -

    He said the case had been expected to continue for nine months, and one would have expected Khan, who was a member of an experienced firm of attorneys, to have secured sufficient financial cover for that period.
    The fact that he did not was unacceptable, and led to the conclusion that Von Lieres’s departure was a “tactical withdrawal”.

    https://mg.co.za/article/2008-05-20-...al-of-advocate

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