No contact between Marli and Henri van Breda - report

2015-03-16 13:24
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Cape Town - Stellenbosch axe murder survivor Marli van Breda, 16, is making steady progress at a Cape Town rehabilitation centre, and her brother, Henri, is being kept away from her, according to a report.

Marli sustained serious head injuries in the attack in which her parents, Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and her older brother, Rudi, 22, were killed 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.

Eyewitness News reported on Monday that Marli's caretakers at the rehabilitation clinic advised that she not have any contact with her surviving brother.

Her attorney, Martin Coetzee, said they will know what is best for her recovery.

They will also tell her of the circumstances of her parents' death, and the speculation about the incident, Coetzee said.

Marli has not asked to see her brother, according to Coetzee.

The family did not want to reveal the name of the rehabilitation centre so that her recovery can take place without disruptions. She is having occupational and physical therapy after spending nearly six weeks in hospital, where she was under police guard.

Meanwhile, it emerged over the weekend that Marli and Henri stand to inherit an estate of at least R200m.

A trust has been set up to take care of them, Coetzee confirmed.

No arrests have been made in the case.

- For more on the murders, click here.

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