02/11/2012 Pallbearers carry the body of Private Vincent van der Walt during a recieval of mortal remains ceremony at Waterkloof Air Force Base. Picture: Phill Magakoe

A South African soldier who was killed in Dafur in Sudan two weeks ago has been laid to rest in Klerksdorp in the North West, the SABC reported on Saturday. Mourners described Mthuthuzeli van der Walt as a hero who died while on a peace mission.

Hundreds of people including South African National Defence Force officials, mayors and members of Parliament attended the funeral.

Van der Walt was part of the United Nation's peace mission in Sudan. - Sapa