DA watching briefs committee attends Hartswater court case

Please find attached video in English by Annette Steyn MP.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) attended the second court appearance of the five accused for the murder of Danie, Breggie and Elzabie Brand in Hartswater, today. The triple murder of the family members on 27 July shocked the country.

The increase in attacks and murders on farms is something that needs urgent attention of government. The DA launched the court watching briefs last month in order to ensure justice is served and that those found guilty of murders be dealt with harshly.

A watching brief can and should do the following:

  • monitor police conduct;
  • monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of the police service;
  • promote good relations between the police and the community;
  • assess the effectiveness of visible policing; and
  • liaise with the Shadow Cabinet member responsible for policing or prosecutions with respect to crime, policing and prosecutions.

The five accused appeared in the Hartswater court today and the case was postponed until 27 August to afford the accused to apply for bail. All the accused will remain in custody until 27 August.

The DA will keep on attending court cases to ensure that justice is served

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