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Marius Deysel

Death: January 28, 2017 (61)
Maroupi Wedding Venue, Umhlali, Dolphin Coast, iLembe DC, KZN, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Occupation: Wedding Venue Owner
Managed by: Susan Jane Isikson (Parratt)
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About Marius Deysel

Marius Deysel (1956 - 2017)

Brief overview:

On 29th January 2017, Marius (61), owner of Maroupi Wedding Venue in Umhlali, Kwazulu-Natal, was shot dead when four attackers gained access to the property by cutting a hole in the electric fence. They were armed with a shotgun, a handgun and a baton. Marius attempted to shield his brother and two couples who were robbed at gunpoint. The guests were tied up and forced into one of the buildings. The assailants demanded to know where the safe and guns were kept, but they only got away with mobile phones, cash, jewellery and a camera. The guests were assaulted The gardener heard the shot, and found Deyzel lying by the pool, he who contacted one of the guests, and Alpha Security received the distress call. With the Umhlali police K9 unit, Alpha went on the hunt for the perpetrators through sugar cane fields but after about a kilometre the trail went cold. It is suspected they had a get away vehicle.

Career criminals Aron “Poliane” Feijao Moiane (26) and Jaulane Feijao Moiane (35) - illegal Mozambican immigrants - were eventually arrested. Prior attacks reported were - The first case was reported on "November 8, 2016, when the suspects attacked an elderly victim in the Zin-kwazi area, who was tied up, assaulted and robbed." The second case, “Chantilly Farm, KwaDukuza, on January 2, 2017, threatening a victim with firearms and a knife, and robbing him of his items including cellphones, cash, laptop, keys and a vehicle.” They were charged for - "a farm attack, murder, armed robbery, attempted murder, hijacking, attempted escape from lawful custody, attempted robbery, assault on a police officer and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition,” said Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele.

A specialised Vryheid task team was assigned to the case, headed up by Lt Colonel Du Plessis and his SAPS staff, assisted by well known private investigator. Arone Feijao Moiane and Jaulane Feijao Moiane were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 15 years imprisonment each for six counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances and five years imprisonment for possession of unlicensed firearms. The second accused was also sentenced to five years imprisonment for each count of assault on police, attempted escaping from lawful custody and attempted robbery. He was sentenced for only five counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances and acquitted on the sixth one. A third suspect is still at large.

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January 28, 2017
Age 61
Dolphin Coast, iLembe DC, KZN, South Africa