Boland axe murders: Marli van Breda speaks for the first time

2015-02-07 21:06
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Johannesburg - The 16 year old Marli van Breda, who survived the vicious Boland axe murder that claimed three of her family members last month, has spoken for the first time since the attacks, Rapport newspaper has learnt.

She is able to answer simple questions like “who are you” and “which year is it”, a source close to the family told the Sunday paper.

Marli sustained a serious head injury in the headline-grabbing attack which killed her father, Martin (54), mother, Teresa (55) and brother Rudi (22) in the early morning hours of 27 January. 

Marli, who was protected by police this week in a luxury Stellenbosch private hospital, likely holds the key to what happened on the night.

Rapport has also confirmed that an advocate who acted for the British honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani has been approached by the Van Breda family to represent Henri van Breda (20), the only member of the family who was not maimed or killed in the attack. He sustained light injuries.

-       Read the full report in Sunday’s Rapport, including exclusive 3D graphics of the murder scene.





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