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Kobus Marais

Death: March 20, 2009 (60)
Bapsfontein, East Rand, GP, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
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About Kobus Marais

Kobus Marais (1949 – 2008)

Brief overview:

Kobus (60) killed on a Bapsfontein smallholding by 'hungry' attackers, on Thursday 20th March 2008 at around 23h15.

Four armed males gained entry by breaking a window at the front door and overpowered the Marais family - six men and three women. Kobus was shot in the head with a 9mm handgun, brother-in-law, Louis Lewies, was beaten and shot in the right thigh.

Son, Jaco (28) put his father into the car and drove to the Arwyp hospital in Kempton Park, but sadly he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Once the family left the hospital around midnight, Jaco called his fathers' mobile phone which the perpetrators had stolen. The robber answered, and Jaco asked him why he killed his father, to which the gunman replied, “I was so hungry so f..k you."

Kobus's widow, Rhoda (48), said at the time that it was strange how the perpetrators knew the lay-out of the house so well. She also said that the Chrystal Park police were not at all helpful, and they had not assigned a case number by the time of this going to press.

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Kobus Marais's Timeline

February 15, 1949
March 20, 2009
Age 60
Bapsfontein, East Rand, GP, South Africa