Justice for slain Zarah Hector

Picture: Noor Slamdien

Renaldo van Rooyen, 33, and Tawfeeq Ebrahim, 26, have both been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Kuils River mom Zarah Hector.

They were also sentenced to 15 years jail time for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

Judgment was handed down by Judge Lister Nuku in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, .

The 33-year-old woman went missing on March 14 last year with her boyfriend’s BMW Z3. Her body was found in a shallow grave on a farm in Groot Drakenstein on March 24 – 10 days after she had been reported missing.

She had been bludgeoned to death with a hammer – allegedly over a drug debt – and her body dumped on a farm in Groot Drakenstein.

Ebrahim admitted to being present when Hector had been hit repeatedly with a hammer by Van Rooyen in the garage of Van Rooyen’s Kuils River home.