A memorial service for Taxify driver Siyabonga Ngcobo, whose charred remains were discovered in a boot of his cab in Sunnyside, Pretoria last Friday, will be held on Thursday.

The memorial service will be held at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) main campus, where Ngcobo was a student.

The Gauteng provincial government has pledged to assist with transporting the body to Ngcobo’s hometown in KwaZulu-Natal,‎ as well as offering transport to Gauteng-based members of the family.

This was announced by Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane after a visit to the deceased’s relative home in Pretoria.

“As Gauteng government we have actually indicated our willingness to assist the family where possible to transport the body back, as well as some of the family members. In terms of the police investigation there are still some few areas that need few improvements that need to be made by the police. There is information that the family believes that might actually assist in cracking this particular case, or in finding who the perpetrators are. There are witnesses that are willing to come forward,” explains Nkosi-Malobane.