Millions intended to be spent on the health needs of Eastern Cape residents have gone missing from d.
Najwa Petersen's eight-year-old daughter has told a psychiatrist that her mother did not kill her father.
This emerged during the testimony by psychiatrist Dr Rosa Bredenkamp in Petersen's second bail application in the Wynberg regional court yesterday.
Bredenkamp read a transcript of her discussions with the girl to the court, calling them "Zainub's story".
Zainub told her she was eight years old and that her father and mother were "the most important people in my life".
She got on with "everyone", but other important people in her life were her teacher, her aunts, uncles, and cousins.
"I sleep with my aunt since they took my mother away," she told Bredenkamp.
Talking about the night her father died, the girl said she was asleep at the time.
"They held a gun to my daddy's head, then they shot him. Mommy told me daddy was dead. I burst out crying, and mommy cried also," she told Bredenkamp. "The next day was daddy's funeral, and there were lots of people. My daddy did not look angry. It looked as if he was asleep."
The 8-year-old said both she and her mother cried.
"Mommy is in jail, they blame her for killing daddy. She did not kill daddy."
Zainub told the psychiatrist that she loved and missed her mother and wanted her to come home.
"She said she was coming home in September, but she did not. My grandpa died on September 30, in a car smash.
"Children at school ask me about daddy, and if mommy's in jail. When I ask mommy what she misses most, she says sleeping in daddy's arms."
Bredenkamp told the court the girl considered the prison authorities "very rude" for not allowing her to stay in prison with her mother. She said the girl was weepy and anxious about her mother.
The hearing continues today. - Sapa