Marli van Breda's curator to continue her role, court rules

2016-10-10 18:47
Henri van Breda leaving Stellenbosch Magistrates' Court after he was granted bail of R100 000. (Tammy Petersen, News24, file)

Henri van Breda leaving Stellenbosch Magistrates' Court after he was granted bail of R100 000. (Tammy Petersen, News24, file)

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Cape Town - Axe attack survivor Marli van Breda’s curator, Louise Buikman, will continue in her role to oversee matters concerning her, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Monday.

An application surrounding the teen’s future care was served before Judge James Yekiso, Buikman said in a statement.

"I filed a further report in my capacity as curator ad litem on 20 September 2016 which contained an update regarding Marli’s current progress, as well as my reasons motivating why she should remain under curatorship for a further year, even though she has [turned 18]," she said.

Buikman also made recommendations regarding Marli’s care arrangements.

The court, she said, authorised that she continue in her appointment to act on behalf of Marli, and to assist her in legal proceedings.

"I will also confirm all major decisions relating to Marli, which include her therapy and schooling, in consultation with Marli’s family, her teachers and therapists."

Buikman is to report to the court on Marli’s progress to determine if she still requires a curator by the end of January 2018.

Marli’s brother Henri Van Breda, 21, is accused of killing his parents, Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55, and his brother Rudi, 22, in their home on the De Zalze golf estate in Stellenbosch in the early hours of Tuesday, January 27 2015.

They were killed with an axe.

Marli survived the attack, but sustained serious brain injuries.

She suffers from retrograde amnesia and it is unclear if she would be able to remember anything about what happened that morning.

Henri’s pre-trial continues in the High Court on November 18.

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