Major breakthrough in van Breda case - Reports

Reports suggest police may make an arrest within two weeks in the van Breda case.

Slain van Breda family memorial service in Pretoria. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - News reports suggest police may make an arrest within the next two weeks in the case of the three van Breda family members killed in their De Zalza Estate home in Stellenbosch.

Eikestad News reports that it obtained the information from a source close to the investigation.

Sixteen-year-old Marli van Breda was discharged from a rehabilitation facility last week following months of intensive treatment.

She was seriously injured during the attack while her younger brother Henri sustained minor injuries.

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

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

Over the past few weeks police have only been prepared to say they have made significant progress in the De Zalze murder probe.

But Eikestad News now reports an arrest will be made within the next two weeks.

Investigators have reportedly gathered about 130 pieces of evidence which includes a cellphone belonging to one of the van Bredas.

Marli may be vital to the investigation, but doctors say she has retrograde amnesia and cannot recall what happened on the night her parents and older brother were killed.

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.