Police making 'major progress' in Stellenbosch murders

Detectives have yet to indicate if an arrest is imminent.

FILE: Police say they've made major progress in the investigation into the triple murder in Stellenbosch. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police say they've made major progress in the investigation into the triple murder in Stellenbosch.

But detectives have yet to indicate whether an arrest is even imminent for the murders of Martin and Teresa van Breda along with their 22-year-old son Rudi.

The couple and their son were hacked to death with an axe in their De Zalze Golf Estate home in January.

Their 16-year-old daughter Marli and other son, Henri, survived the attack.

Police say detectives have made significant progress in the investigation into the murders.

Officials are not revealing any details and say the investigation continues.

No arrests have been made and the motive for the attack remains a mystery.

Police have also not confirmed whether the surviving son has made a formal statement.

It has however been confirmed that lawyer Pieter Botha, who was part of British murder accused Shrien Dewani's legal team, is representing the 20-year-old.

Meanwhile, Marli's condition has been improving in the Vergelegen Medi Clinic in Somerset West, she has been allowed to see visitors for the first time a week ago.