Marli ‘very happy’ to see Henri for first time since attack

2015-06-15 10:07
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Cape Town - The two surviving members of the Van Breda family, have seen each other for the first time since the incident, Netwerk24 reported on Monday.

Marli, 16, saw her brother Henri, 20, for the first time in nearly five months.

“Marli and Henri saw each other,” Advocate Louise Buikman SC, the teenage girl’s lawyer and curator confirmed.

“Marli was very happy to see her brother again.”

It is not known where the meet-up took place.

Marli and Henri’s parents, Martin, 54, Teresa, 55, and eldest brother Rudi, 22, were bludgeoned to death in an axe attack at their home on a luxury golf estate in Stellenbosch.

Marli survived severe injuries to her head and jugular vein. Her skull was cracked in the attack and she had to undergo neurosurgery.

She now suffers from retrograde amnesia and cannot remember anything about the attack.

She has since returned to school.

Buikman told Netwerk24 she realised the media was “very keen” to publish information about Marli but appealed for the teen’s privacy to be respected as she was still a minor.

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