The music legend was shot dead execution-style in his Rylands home on 16 December 2006 in a robbery that turned out to be a hit orchestrated by Najwa, 58.
Najwa and hitmen, Abdoer Raasiet Emjedi and Waheed Hassen, were found guilty of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances and she was sentenced to 28 years in prison in February 2009.
Taliep’s sister Maatoema Groenemeyer was shocked when she learnt Najwa had been moved to a Cape Town prison.
“We have been informed by someone who visited Pollsmoor Prison that Najwa is there for the past six months already,” she told the Daily Voice.
“Wasn’t the family supposed to be notified by Correctional Services of the move?
“My father is 90 years old and he told me on Sunday, but I thought he must be getting confused because he’s old and just talking things.
“But my dad’s friend, whose wife is in Pollsmoor Prison, told my dad that Najwa is there and sent salaams to him.
“My siblings and I are very upset that she was moved closer to home, and why moved without notification if this is such a high-profile case?”
Taliep’s only son, musician Ashur Petersen, said he was unaware of the developments but is min gespin.
“I was fine living my life every day being oblivious, to be honest, I don’t care whether she (Najwa) is moved or not as long as she doesn’t come out.
“At the end of the day, it’s not going to change anything. It’s not going to bring my daddy back... it is what it is.”
Asked how his siblings were doing and their relationship with Najwa and Taliep’s only child together, Zaynub, he said: “We kap aan, Zaynub is doing well, she is 19 years old now, she is my sister, she’s my blood.”
Daughter Jawaahier Petersen said: “The less I know, the better. I have no comment.”
The Department of Correctional Service spokesperson, Lewis Davids, confirmed Najwa’s move.
“She was moved to Pollsmoor Female Centre and she is still incarcerated here,” he said.
“Correctional Services would transfer offenders for necessary reasons according to operational needs. It is the obligation of the offender to inform his or her family about where they are accommodated.”