The case of alleged child killer Marvin Minnaar was postponed for pre-trial at the Western Cape High Court on Friday.
The family of little Sibusiso Dakuse, 12, from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay was present at court.
Last week, the family said they’ve been left in the dark after the investigating officer died.
Sibusiso’s body was discovered among reeds at Kronendal Farm in Hout Bay.
Last year, the State revealed that Minnaar made a full confession of the murder of Sibusiso and that they had video footage of him walking to the crime scene.
The boy was in Grade 7 at Sentinel primary and played basketball in Hout Bay where Minnaar was a coach.
His hartseer aunt Thabisa Dakuse says since Minnaar’s arrest, the previous investigating officer has passed on and they have been clueless of any developments in the case.
She says they were once even kicked out of the court at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Unfortunately we, as the Dakuse family, are in the dark about Sibusiso's case.
“When we are trying to seek answers from the Hout Bay Police Station, so that we can get clarity on our angel's case, no one is giving us any concrete answers that we deserve.”
She says Sibusiso’s mother Yonela has breakdowns from grieving.
"We are trying by all means to get the help she deserves," explains Thabisa.
On Friday, she said they were relieved the matter is moving ahead and are hopeful that justice would be served.