The Diepkloof Multipurpose Centre in Soweto on Wednesday quickly filled up ahead of the memorial service of Karabo Mokoena.
The 22-year-old was found dead and her remains set alight in Lyndhurst‚ on April 29‚ allegedly by her boyfriend. Her family only learnt of her death last week‚ after searching for her and pleading for assistance in finding her on social media.
A red carpet was laid out in the hall.
A large black and white portrait of Mokoena stood on a canvas in the front on the hall.
A white candle covered with a pink ribbon was placed the stage‚ which was adorned with fresh white flowers.
Soft music was playing in the background as row by row‚ seats began filling up.
Government dignitaries were expected to be in attendance at the memorial service held in honour of the young woman.
Mokoena is expected to be laid to rest on Friday.