Jasmin Pretorius's mother hopes to get closure

Sasha Lee Bam says although her daughter's attacker pleaded guilty, there are still unanswered questions.

Brakpan community members vent their anger and the rape and murder of four-year-old Jasmin Pretorius. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Four-year-old Jasmin Pretorius's mother says she's now hoping to find some closure and even forgiveness after Sarel du Toit confessed to killing his niece.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to rape and murder charge s in the High Court in Pretoria earlier today.

In December 2013 du Toit suffocated his niece and hid her body under a bed in her father's Brakpan flat.

Sasha Lee Bam says although Pretorius's murderer has pleaded guilty there remain several unanswered questions about why he did it.

"I don't know all the details but hopefully we will get all the details and a few questions answered."

Bam says she finds it hard to forgive du Toit for what he has done.

"Maybe after the trial I will get to that but I leave it all in God's hands but the moment he killed my child; she's irreplaceable and I can't forgive him for that."

In a letter, he wrote to his mother days after the attack in December 2013, he apologised saying he doesn't know why he raped and killed his four-year-old niece saying he was drunk.