Boyfriend arrest for murder of girlfriend and toddler


A 49-year-old man has been arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of his girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter. 

The bodies of Shafieka Petersen and her daughter, Mishka were found wrapped in blankets inside their home in N2 Gateway, Delft.  

The woman's landlord said that he became worried when he did not see the woman and her daughter. He and another tenant forced open the security gate and found Mishka's tiny body was found inside a cupboard. 

The landlord said that the toddler's body had been cut up into pieces. 

Shafieka's body was found in a plastic basin under a table inside their home. 

Police spokesperson Sinathi Joni confirmed that the 49-year-old man has been arrested. 

"A 49-year-old man was arrested today (Monday) by Delft police in connection with a double murder case that was registered for investigation. The suspect is expected to make a court appearance at the Bellville Magistrates’ Court once he has been charged."