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November 28, 2016
Zarah case delay

STALLED: Zarah Hector murder trial

Family frustrated with continuous postponements.

The alleged killers of Kuils River mother Zarah Hector made a brief appearance in court on Friday.

A pre-trial conference was held in the Western Cape High Court for Ronaldo van Rooyen and Tawfeeq Ibrahim.

The matter was postponed to February 3.

Outside court, her frustrated family said they are getting gatvol of all the postponements.

Her brother Brendan said all they want is closure so that they could go on with their lives.

The pre-trial conference was postponed in October as well, as both of the accused were without legal representation.

The duo were arrested after Zarah, 33, a receptionist, disappeared from her work at the Oostenberg Lodge in Kuils River in March.

Zarah was last seen in her boyfriend’s BMW Z3 on March 14. The larney car was later found stripped down in Observatory.

Zarah’s body was found on a farm in the Groot Drakenstein area near Paarl.

Van Rooyen and Ibrahim face charges of murder, vehicle robbery, and defeating the ends of justice.

They are accused of bludgeoning Zarah to death with a hammer in Van Rooyen’s garage. They allegedly wanted to steal the BMW, as the mom allegedly owed Van Rooyen R5 000.

The State alleges the men tried to sell the car, but failed to find a buyer and dumped it in Observatory.

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