Jasmin Pretorius murder case to commence in Delmas court
Jasmin's mom says she's ready to hear details of her daughter's death as the case gets underway.
JOHANNESBURG - The mother of four-year-old Jasmin Pretorius, who was found dead under a bed in her father's Brakpan house says all she wants is the truth.
Jasmin's uncle goes on trial in the High Court sitting in Delmas this morning.
The trial has been set down for two weeks.
Mother, Sasha Lee Bam, says she knows it will be an emotional two weeks, but she's ready to deal with the truth now.
"I have completely blocked out the fact that he is her uncle. I've written him off completely. If he had to get out of jail he would not be allowed near my house or my kids."
She says she's ready to hear exactly what happened the day her daughter was allegedly raped.
"I think there are a lot of unanswered questions. I do want to know what his done, but at the same time I also don't want to."
Jasmin and her older sister spent that December Friday night at their father, Morné Pretorius's flat in Brakpan which he shared with other people including the accused.
The girl's grandmother was asked to look after them while Morne spent time with his new girlfriend.
The next morning Jasmin was missing and was later found dead under a bed in the same house.
Jasmin's parents are expected to attend the trial over the next two weeks.