Audio clip emerges of son describing Stellenbosch axe attack

2015-01-31 16:34
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Cape Town - "My... my family and me were attacked... by a guy with an axe."

These were the words that Henri van Breda, 20, used when he called emergency services on Tuesday morning to describe the gruesome attack on his family in their Stellenbosch home.

eNCA broadcast an audio clip of the nearly five-minute conversation.

An operator is heard asking Van Breda what kind of injuries they sustained, and whether they are unconscious.

"Yes, and bleeding from the head," he replied.

He also explained the exact location of the house in the exclusive De Zalze Golf Estate in Stellenbosch.

Neighbours reported seeing Henri speaking on the phone outside the house early on Tuesday morning. He had minor injuries.

No new developments

His parents, Martin and Teresa, and brother Rudi were killed in the attack, while his 16-year-old sister is in a critical condition in hospital.

Henri is currently staying with an uncle in Stellenbosch where he is receiving counselling and is being monitored, according to reports.

Western Cape police said on Saturday that no arrests have been made in the case, and there are no new developments.

eNCA reported that a private memorial service for the three deceased will be held in Pretoria next Thursday.

- To read more about these gruesome murders, click here.


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