Man in court over murder of W Cape girl

rape8The mother of murder victim, eight-year-old Shafeeka Baartman says she will have to rely on the help of the community for burial arrangements as no one in the family is currently employed.

Varity Baartman from Uniondale in the Western Cape says the person accused of her daughter’s murder was treated like a member of the family.

A 31-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday.

Shafeeka’s body was discovered in a backyard dwelling by a resident. Her legs were bound with a piece of clothing.

Her family got worried when she failed to return home on Friday evening after being sent to fetch money from her mother’s friend.