Dr Paul Felix Wouter Meyer

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Dr Paul Felix Wouter Meyer

Birthplace: Lichtenburg, North West, South Africa
Death: February 04, 2009 (38)
Gravelotte, Limpopo, South Africa (Farm Attack)
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr De Bruto Laporta Cavalier Meyer and Private
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of De Bruto Laporta Cavalier Meyer; Felix Henning Meyer and Private

Occupation: Wildlife Veterinarian
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr Paul Felix Wouter Meyer

Dr Paul Meyer (1971 - 2009)

Brief overview:

Paul (38), a wildlife veterinarian was shot dead execution-style in front of his wife Marilise (32), and their baby son Wouter, six weeks at the time. They were kidnapped from their farm in the Selati Game Reserve on 4th February 2009 by five armed migrants from Mozambique.

The Meyers, and their neighbours, Pierre and Sue Gallagher, were attacked while visiting in the Meyer's. They were taken by the perpetrators in a white Land Cruiser which they had hijacked in Gauteng, and driven at breakneck speed in a nightmare 70km chase from Phalaborwa to the Mozambiquan border. The perpetrators pistol-whipped Marilise while she was feeding her baby, and executed Dr Meyer when he struggled with one of the perpetrators for the firearm. They were then dumped along the roadside.

Police superintendent Ronel Otto said police traced the five men after game-rangers came across a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser hidden in thick woods near the Kruger Wildlife reserve. They had planned to take the Land cruiser to Mozambique for resale. The fifth man got into a gun fight with Mozambiquan police and was arrested there, among others for illegally importing Meyer's double-cab farm vehicle.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
  • Weapons
  • Items Stolen
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
  • Arrests
    • Four men were arrested, Eddie Chauke (31), Marcy Nasser (30), and Rogero Thambale (29), Alex Babunda (31), all from Mozambique. Three allegedly managed to get hold of a hacksaw with which they sawed through the bars of their police-cell. The fourth suspect Babunda (31), was still in custody. The court issued an arrest warrant for the fifth suspect a Mr Navara (31), (who refers to himself as ‘Massingir Juju, linked to a rhino poaching syndicate, but police failed to extradite him from Mozambique to stand trial.
    • Paul Meyer’s widow Marilise was adamant at the time that the police had arrested the wrong men, but the SAPS insisted that they were the perpetrators.
    • In June 2014 Investigative reporters from Rapport News Media managed to trace Navara through an unnamed member of the Frelimo youth league in Mozambique. He maintained that Mr Navaro’s gang waged a terror campaign in Hoedspruit, Gravelotte and Phalaborwa with a car-theft syndicate stealing luxury vehicles - especially Nissan Navara’s, leading to his nickname. At this time Rapport were advised by their legal team to not publicise the man’s real name. When the journalists from the Rapport News Media showed Marilise (then 37), a photograph of Navara, who lives in Massingir a small village east of Phalaborwa, 30km from the border of the Kruger Wildlife Reserve. She recognised him immediately as the man who had shot her husband. A recent news report http://archive.is/HmgwT reveals Navara's true identity as Simon Ernesto Valoi. He has never been held accountable for the kidnapping or murder of Paul Meyer.
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction

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Dr Paul Felix Wouter Meyer's Timeline

May 28, 1970
Lichtenburg, North West, South Africa
February 4, 2009
Age 38
Gravelotte, Limpopo, South Africa