Van Breda siblings 'thrilled' to be reunited

The siblings met for the first time since an attack on their home that left their parents & brother dead.

Marli van Breda. Picture: Instagram/marli_vanbreda

CAPE TOWN - The legal representative of a teen wounded in a Stellenbosch axe attack at the weekend said her client was overjoyed to be reunited with her sibling.

Last week, 16-year-old Marli van Breda and her brother Henri met for the first time since an attack at their De Zalze home at the end of January.

The siblings' parents and older brother were all murdered.

Legal representative, Advocate Louise Buikman, said Marli was very pleased to see her brother after their more than four-month separation.

Buikman would however not divulge any further details about the siblings' first encounter.

The advocate has appealed for Marli's privacy to be respected as she is still a minor.

Meanwhile, the family home on the De Zalze Golf Estate has been put on the market.

The siblings and family have since returned to clear out the home and collect personal belongings.

Marli went back to school last week after months of intensive rehabilitation.

The 16-year-old was seriously wounded and doctors say she's still suffering from retrograde amnesia.

She cannot recall any details of the January axe attack.

Henri is reportedly living with relatives while Marli is in the care of family friends.

Police say while more than 130 pieces of evidence have been gathered, no arrests have been made yet.