Court orders Marli van Breda's privacy be respected

Marli van Breda’s privacy must be protected under a court order approved by the Western Cape High Court.

FILE: Trauma counselling has been offered to school friends of a 16-year-old girl who was left critically injured in an attack on her family. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Family axe attack survivor Marli van Breda's privacy must be protected under a court order approved by the Western Cape High Court.

The 16-year-old and her 20-year-old brother Henri survived the attack at their home in Stellenbosch in January.

Martin, his wife Teresa and their eldest child, Rudi, were found axed to death in their home on the De Zalze Golf Estate.

Her brother Henri also survived the incident.

No arrests have been made for the murders of their parents and older brother.

Advocate Louise Buikman will remain Marli's curator and see to her legal and personal interests until she turns 18.

Buikman will then reassess whether she is required to continue to protect the 16-year-old's interests.

On Tuesday Judge Siraj Desai heard recommendations from Buikman and endorsed an agreement that will see her move in with an aunt and uncle who live in the Western Cape.

Marli has reportedly been living with family friends after being discharged from a rehabilitation facility a few months ago.