SA terror victim to be laid to rest

James Thomas was shot three times during a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi.

A policeman carries a baby to safety after Somalia's al-Shabaab terrorists stormed the Westgate Mall and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff in Nairobi, Kenya on 21 September 2013. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Capetonian James Thomas, who was killed in the Nairobi Westgate Mall terrorist attack more than a week ago, will be laid to rest this week.

The 57-year-old businessman was one of the many people killed during the attack.

He was in Kenya's capital Nairobi on a business trip at the time.

Thomas's family says they hope the details of his postmortem will help them, his friends and colleagues, find closure.

The examination performed in Nairobi confirmed Thomas did not suffer as a result of his wounds.

He was shot three times and most likely died instantly.

The family have also expressed their appreciation for the support and prayers they've received.

The funeral will take place at a Rondebosch church on Wednesday afternoon.