Marli van Breda curatorship to be reviewed before January 2018
The family axe murder left the teenage girl fighting for her life with a serious head wound.
CAPE TOWN - A teenage girl who survived a family axe murder in Stellenbosch will remain under curatorship.
The Western Cape High Court has extended a ruling stipulating advocate Louise Buikman has the authority to make decisions related to Marli van Breda's therapy and schooling.
Twenty-one-year-old Henri van Breda is accused of trying to kill his 17-year-old sister and hacking to death his parents and older brother in January last year.
The family axe murder at the De Zalze Golf Estate left the teenage girl fighting for her life with a serious head wound.
She underwent surgery and recovered, but doctors determined she had retrograde amnesia.
Buikman has acted as her curator and that period has been extended. It must be reviewed before January 2018.
Buikman must liaise with family, teachers and therapists on decisions affecting Van Breda.
Meanwhile, Henri will make another court appearance on 18 November.