Hundreds of mense from all over the Cape have made their way to Elsies River to pay their respects.to slain Courtney Pieters.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday at the Adriaanse Community Hall in Elsies River.

A peace walk has also been arranged for 8am on Saturday, from the Elsies River High School, for those who will not be able to attend the funeral.

Courtney went missing on 4 May. He body was discovered on in Epping Industria on 13 May.

A family friend and tenant, Mortimer Saunder, 40, was arrested for her rape and murder.