Saadiqah Lippert murder case postponed

Saadiqah Lippert died after she was hit by a stray bullet in May.

FILE: Saadiqah Lippert. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The case against two men accused of the murder of a six-year-old girl in Athlone has been postponed for further investigation.

Saadiqah Lippert died after she was hit by a stray bullet in May.

The two accused, Samier Slamang and Wayland Botha, will remain in police custody. They will be back in the dock on 27 September.

The State has requested the matter be postponed for further investigation.

The courtroom was packed once again as Lippert's family and supporters, filled the benches.

Some relatives shouted at the pair as they left the courtroom.

One of the accused reacted by swearing at the group.



Yesterday would've been her seventh birthday.



Lippert's mother, Chimeiz Francis, says commemorating what would've been her seventh birthday yesterday, was the toughest day since her daughter's death.

Francis says her daughter's birthday was emotionally draining for the family.

"We went to her gravesite yesterday and I just tried being strong, but I had a huge breakdown."

Francis says her daughter had asked her for a Frozen-themed birthday party.

The grieving mother says she is still too hurt to have had any kind of celebration in memory of her only daughter.