Jasmin Pretorius: Family ready to 'move on'

The family of the raped and murdered child say they don't hold a grudge against the accused.

FILE: Hundreds of people paid their last respects at Jasmin Pretorius's funeral on 8 January 2013 in Brakpan. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Jasmin Pretorius's family say they do not hold a grudge against the relative accused of raping and killing the four year old and say they are now ready to 'move on'.

Little Jasmin's body was found under a bed in her father's home in Brakpan in December.

On Thursday her 23-year-old uncle briefly appeared in court but the case was postponed.

Prosecutors say the case will be referred to the High Court.

Jasmin's mother, father and grandparents attended court proceedings together for the first time since they were victimised by angry community members earlier this year.

Mother Sasha-Lee Bam, who was pregnant at the time of Jasmin's death, gave birth to a baby boy last week.

During the first court appearance, the family was verbally attacked by angry community members accusing them of neglect.

But on Thursday the community showed their support for the family and waited to greet them outside court.

Grandfather Colin Bam says they will continue to pray for the accused.

"We've torn that page and we've moved on. The family is strong together."

The case will resume on 6 May.