Concerned public show support for Marli van Breda

The 16-year-old has been in hospital since the attack in January.

On hospital gates colourful balloons with messages of support read ‘get well soon’, ‘stay strong’ and ‘have faith’ for Marli van Breda. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

SOMERSET WEST - Concerned members of the public are showing support for Marli van Breda who survived a family axe murder attack in Stellenbosch.

The 16-year-old has been in hospital since the attack in January.

Her parents Martin and Teresa along with her 22-year-old brother Rudi were hacked to death in their home on the De Zalze Golf Estate.

The teenager's 20-year-old brother Henri also survived and is in the care of relatives.

The small group gathered outside the gates of the Vergelegen Medi Clinic in Somerset West where Marli is being treated.

Deedee Hunter says they're here for one reason, to celebrate the teenager's recovery so far.

"I'm here in support of uplifting Marli and her family at this time because it was a tragedy."

Community leader Steven Leppan agrees.

"There's been a lot of negative press around what happened and we just want to do something positive as a community to say we love her and we care for her."

On hospital gates colourful balloons with messages of support read 'get well soon', 'stay strong' and 'have faith'.