Police: No arrests yet in Van Breda murders

2015-01-28 13:30
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Cape Town - No arrests have been made following the killing of a family in their private golf estate home in Stellenbosch, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

"The identities of the family have not yet been confirmed at this stage. Police investigations are continuing," said Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana.

He said no one had been taken in for questioning, and refused to disclose how the family was killed, or a possible motive.

Reports on Wednesday though have since named the victims as businessman Martin van Breda, 54, his wife Teresa, 55, and their 22-year-old son Rudi.

Their daughter Marli, 16, is in a critical condition in hospital and son Henri, 20, was apparently slightly injured in the incident.

Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert Daniels said he could only comment on the wounds of the patient they treated and not those who were killed.

"The patient [Marli] had an axe wound to the head. The jugular was severed," he said.

The medical facility where the girl was being treated was not immediately available to confirm her condition.

Close friends of the family have expressed their shock at the news of the tragic killings, describing the van Bredas as “a stunning, stunning family”.

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