Marli Van Breda discharged, suffers retrograde amnesia

The teenager (16) is a survivor of a Stellenbosch hacking in which her parents & older brother were killed.

Marli van Breda. Picture: Instagram/marli_vanbreda

CAPE TOWN - A 16-year-old girl has reportedly made a remarkable recovery after she was attacked with an axe.

Marli Van Breda underwent brain surgery after the attack on her and her family at the upmarket De Zalze Golf Estate outside Stellenbosch in January.

Her parents and older brother were all killed while her younger brother sustained minor injuries.

In a statement released earlier today, it's been revealed the 16-year-old has been discharged from the rehabilitation facility where she's been receiving intensive therapy for several weeks.

Van Breda underwent neurosurgery as her skull had been fractured and she sustained brain trauma during the attack.

She was also in a medically induced coma for several days.

Now, doctors say the teenager cannot recall what happened during the attack as she has retrograde amnesia.

Van Breda is now in the care of family friends.

Western Cape police have confirmed to Eyewitness News while nobody has been arrested in connection with the attack, significant progress is being made in the case.