Marli van Breda's principal 'grateful' for support

Somerset College's principal says they've received overwhelming support since the incident occurred.

Marli van Breda. Picture: Instagram/marli_vanbreda.

JOHANNESBURG - As the surviving daughter of the van Breda family continues to make what's been called a "remarkable recovery", the principal of the school the teenager attended before the attack, says they've received overwhelming support since the incident occurred.

Sixteen-year-old Marli van Breda has been discharged from a care rehabilitation facility after she survived an axe attack at her family home in January.

Marli underwent brain surgery after the attack.

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

The 16-year-old was also in a medically induced coma for several days.

Both her parents and older brother were all killed at their home at De Zalze Golf Estate outside Stellenbosch.

Marli is now in the care of family friends.

Younger brother Henri survived with minor injuries.

Somerset College's principal Meg Fargher said, "Some parents have been enormously supportive and I'm impressed and grateful for their support."

Meanwhile, 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.