The prosecution in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda has questioned why he’s added new details to his initial statement.
The 23-year-old is the defence’s final witness.
He's been testifying on the events of 26 and 27 January 2015.
He claims that a masked intruder attacked his family, killing his parents and brother while seriously injuring his sister.
Prosecutor Susan Galloway is attempting to poke holes in Van Breda’s testimony.
Galloway has read through the statement Van Breda gave to police after the attack.
On Tuesday he told the court that the statement contains inaccuracies.
Today, while Galloway read a section where he describes his brother Rudi “had gone for a run”, he says that those are not his words as he’s not sure now whether this happened.
Galloway has also questioned why he only mentioned on Tuesday that his father, Martin, did some work after dinner on the night of the murders.
Galloway has argued Van Breda only added this new information on Tuesday.
Van Breda has demonstrated in court how an armed man attacked his family.
The accused was given a wooden replica of the axe that was used in the attack.
Galloway asked him to demonstrate how the intruder used it on his brother.
Van Breda claims he can’t remember whether he remained standing in the corner of a room or if he changed position.
He also says he shouted for help, but that this didn’t seem to distract the attacker.
His shout did, however, attract his father’s attention, who came running towards the armed man. He told the court his father was struck with the axe.