Marli van Breda to be placed in the care of relatives

Marli and her brother Henri survived an axe attack at their De Zalze home five months ago.

Marli van Breda. Picture: Instagram/marli_vanbreda.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape High Court has endorsed a recommendation that Marli van Breda be placed in the care of an aunt and uncle.

Marli and her brother Henri survived an axe attack at their De Zalze home outside Stellenbosch five months ago.

Earlier today Judge Siraj Desai heard the final report with recommendations compiled by the teenage girl's curator.

Advocate Louise Buikman will remain on as the 16-year-old's curator until she reaches the age of majority.

Buikman says an agreement has been reached with van Breda's family members.

The agreement states the 16-year-old will be kept in the care of an aunt and uncle in the Western Cape.

The teenager has reportedly been living with family friends until now.

Buikman says family members have accepted the terms that she will be in charge of all the teenager's legal decisions, including her schooling and therapy that she may need.

The advocate says Marli is currently enjoying the school holidays and is visiting family and friends.

Henri will continue living with another relative.