The Griekwastad family murders case is being heard at the Northern Cape High Court.(SABC)
Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo has found that 14-year-old Marthella Steenkamp was raped by the same person who committed the Griekwastad family murders.
Judgment is being handed down in the trial of a 17-year-old boy accused of murdering Marthella and her parents, Dion and Christelle, on their family farm near Griekwastad.
Judge Kgomo says the evidence in the Griekwastad family murder case disproves strongly that a stranger could have committed the murders.
The judge says if the boy was spared by the killer as he alleges, he was lucky and born under the stars.
Dozens of journalists are present in court to hear the judgment.