Family won’t drop Henri van Breda - uncle

2015-02-05 16:01
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Pretoria - Henri van Breda’s family will not drop him, his uncle told the media after a memorial service for his parents and brother who were brutally murdered in their home last week.

Martin, his wife Teresa, and son Rudi van Breda were bludgeoned to death with an axe in their golf estate home in Stellenbosch. Marli suffered a severe head trauma and severed jugular.

Henri sustained scratches and bruises in the incident.

André van Breda, Martin's brother, confirmed outside the Moreleta Park church in Pretoria that Henri did attend the service but he was being kept away from the media.

“Unfortunately you won’t be able to see Henri, I’ve got the FBI to protect him,” joked André in a video clip posted by Netwerk24.

Henri was doing very well under the circumstances but was “very, very heartbroken”, his uncle said.

André also revealed that Marli's condition had improved significantly.

Marli is now using her eyes to respond to instructions and will be moved out of the intensive care unit.

A family friend, Peter Henning, told mourners that Martin and Teresa were inseparable, reported Eyewitness News.

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

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