Axe-murder kids to inherit R200m

2015-03-15 10:30
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Johannesburg - Marli van Breda and her brother Henri – the sole survivors of a brutal murder that claimed the lives of their parents and brother - are the main beneficiaries of an estate valued at about R200m.

According to the Sunday Times, a source, close to the family, said that top legal experts have been appointed to wrap up the estate of Martin and Teresa van Breda.

Martin was a successful businessman with businesses in South Africa and in Australia, where the family had lived until six months prior to their death.

Marli, who sustained severe injuries during the January attack was discharged from hospital last week and transferred to a rehabilitation centre. She is a key witness to the murders.

Her brother, Henri, sustained only minor injuries during the attack and experts say they were self inflicted.

News24 reported last week that Advocate Martin Coetzee, who represents her, said the family does not want to reveal the name of the rehabilitation centre where she is being treated so that her recovery can take place without disruptions.

She will be having occupational and physical therapy to regain her strength after spending nearly six weeks in hospital as a result of her serious injuries. She suffered a deep gash to her head and her jugular was severed.

According to Coetzee, Marli's health has improved considerably. She can talk, but not for long, and is not yet able to make a complete police statement.

Marli's parents, Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and her older brother, Rudi, 22, were all killed in the attack in their home on the De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch on 27 January. Her brother, Henri, 20, survived and has since been living with an uncle.

No arrests have been made, but police have reportedly handed the murder docket to the National Prosecuting Authority for a decision.

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