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.