‘Killers’ in court

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May 24, 2016
‘Killers’ in court

ACCUSED: Ronaldo and Tawfeeq.

Two suspects accused of the brutal murder of Zarah Hector made a brief appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The alleged killers of murdered Kuils River mom Zarah-Jane Hector made a brief appearance in the Blue Downs Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The case against the two, accused of killing and dumping the body of Zarah on a farm, was postponed for final investigations.

The 33-year-old mom of two was bludgeoned to death with a hammer on March 15.

Two men known to the deceased, Ronaldo van Rooyen, 34 and Tawfeeq Ebrahim, 26, have been arrested.

Prosecutors say they will prove that Zarah was killed in Van Rooyen’s garage at his Kuils River home, before her body was moved to a farm in Klein Drakenstein where it was found 10 days later.

Yesterday, scores of people were at court again to support her family, including Samantha Collins, 66, from Mitchells Plain, who lost her daughter Katrina.

Samantha says: “She was murdered by her friends in cold blood 13 years ago. Nobody wrote about it. There is no charge against her killers and nobody cares. I watch this trial and support this case because [Zarah] was taken away from her children as well and I admire the family for their courage to fight. I did not have the strength.”

Zarah was last seen leaving Oostenberg Lodge on March 15 in her boyfriend’s BMW Z3.

It is believed she was killed because she owed Van Rooyen R5000 and the car was taken to be sold.

Zarah’s brother Brendan Hector said they are happy with the way the case proceeded, adding: “I thank all the people who pray for and support us. We are very grateful.”

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