Murdered Cape Town Magistrate, Romay van Rooyen, will be laid to rest on Saturday in Mitchells Plain.
Her funeral service will be held at the New Apostolic Church in Lentegeur then she will be at the Muizenberg cemetery.
Van Rooyen was found lifeless in her home at Marina Da Gama near Muizenberg by a family member last weekend. Her vehicle, which was allegedly stolen during the attack, has since been recovered by the Hawks who are still investigating her murder. The motive behind her killing has not been established and no arrests have been made.
Last year, Van Rooyen was permanently appointed as an additional magistrate for the Vredenburg Magistrates’ Court. The 50 year old magistrate was described as hard working and dedicated to justice during her memorial service that was held this past week.
“She had a wonderful judicial temperament. Court work is confrontational by nature. But over the four years we never received any complaints against her. She was a hard worker with outstanding work ethic,” said Chief Magistrate Johan Loots, a former colleague to Van Rooyen.
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