The neurologist, who diagnosed triple murder accused Henri van Breda with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy recently, has taken the stand in the High Court in Cape Town.

He is testifying on Van Breda’s medical history.

Dr James Butler has told the court that he admitted Van Breda for 24 hours to monitor his electrical brain activity after an outpatient test proved negative.

He says Van Breda’s medical history shows that he had been on anti-depressants since February 2015.

Butler says he was also prescribed sleeping tablets during the same period but stopped taking them because of the side effects.

He says his office was called by van Breda’s girlfriend and her father to tell him of the seizures he suffered on the afternoon of the 8 of November.

The 23-year old is accused of killing his parents and brother with an axe at their Stellenbosch home in January 2015.

His sister was severely injured in the incident. The neurologist who diagnosed triple murder accused Henri van Breda with juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy recently has taken the stand in the High Court in Cape Town.