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A.K.A.: "Modimolle Monster"
Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Revenge - Kidnapping - Gang-rape - Mutilation
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: January 3, 2012
Date of arrest: 8 days after
Date of birth: 1951
Victim profile: Conrad Bonnette, 19 (his stepson)
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Modimolle, Limpopo province, South Africa
Status: Sentenced to life in prison on July 16, 2013

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'Modimolle monster' Johan Kotze and co-accused get life

Sapa -

July 17, 2013

Convicted murderer Johan Kotze and his three co-accused have received life sentences in the North Gauteng Court on Wednesday.

Kotze and Andries Sithole were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Kotze's ex-wife Ina Bonnette's son Conrad Bonnette (19) and 10 years for kidnapping.

Judge Bert Bam found Kotze and Sithole guilty on Monday of killing Conrad. Their co-accused, Pieta Mohlake and Sello Mphaka, were acquitted on the murder charge.

However, all four were convicted of kidnapping, and also found guilty of four charges relating to the rape of Ina Bonnette.

Mohlake and Mphaka received 10 years for kidnapping. All four men were given a life sentence on the rape charges.

On charges relating to assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm Kotze received 15 years while the other three received eight years each.

Bonnette, who was in court on Wednesday, cried as the sentence was read out. She was supported by family and friends. A family member of one of Kotze's co-accused started wailing.


A defence psychologist testified on July 3 that Kotze had a narcissistic personality disorder and suffered from an acute stress disorder and major depression, which resulted in a state of dissociation during the incident.

However, a psychologist testified for the state that Kotze did not suffer from any mental disorders and could be held accountable for his actions.

Sithole, Mohlane, and Mphaka claimed Kotze had threatened to shoot them if they did not co-operate. They said they pretended to rape Bonnette because they could not get erections.

Bonnette testified that the three men looked on while Kotze sexually tortured her and mutilated her breasts, then took turns raping her.

She was still tied to a bed with tape over her mouth when she heard her son Conrad repeatedly say, "Please uncle, don't shoot", followed by three shots.

Conrad Bonnette died at the scene after being shot in the face, chest, and knee. Ina Bonnette had to undergo reconstructive surgery and was put on antiretroviral treatment after it emerged that Sithole had tested positive for HIV following his arrest.

Prosecutor Retha Meintjes argued that all the accused were guilty of attempting to murder Ina Bonnette because of Sithole's HIV status.

'Russian roulette'

Sithole's advocate Jan van Rooyen, and Francois van As, for Mohlane and Mphaka, argued that their clients had not been aware of Sithole's or their own HIV status, and could not be convicted of attempted murder.

Van As argued that his clients had "played Russian roulette" because they did not know each other or the victim's HIV status.

Bam remarked that he had not heard of a rapist who first asked his victim if she had Aids. Van As said his clients were just as traumatised as Bonnette because Kotze had threatened to kill them. He argued that the absence of DNA evidence supported his clients' version that they had not raped Bonnette.

The absence of any physical injuries to Bonnette also supported this. "Their intention was not to go there and rape her. They were there against their will. There is ample evidence to support their version that they were threatened," Van As said.

Piet Greyling, for Kotze, said the court should accept Kotze's version that the other three acted on their own and that Kotze had not threatened them with a firearm.

"He was angry with her. It was coincidence that they became co-perpetrators," Greyling said. – Sapa


Women ‘love’ this monster

By Zelda Venter -

July 17, 2013

Pretoria - The man known as the Modimolle Monster - Johan Kotze - receives “lots of fan mail” from “women all over the country”.

Kotze’s lawyer Piet Greyling, speaking to eNCA news channel ahead of Kotze’s sentencing for a brutal attack on his ex-wife Ina Bonnette and the murder of her son Conrad, said on Wednesday morning “the ladies love Johan”.

A Facebook page titled “Johan Kotze The Modimolle Monster Saga - RSA Jan 2012” has almost 500 supporters. As sentencing proceeded in court, so messages appeared on the page.

Thereza Campbell wrote: “Johan no matter what they say: We who know and love you will be with you and we will walk this path with you every day. We are proud of the man you are.”

This comes after Kotze on Tuesday declared “I never wanted sensation” when asked how he felt about his pending prison sentence.

The Pretoria High Court was a sea of purple before the sentencing on Wednesday of Kotze and his co-accused.

Supporters of Bonnette arrived in droves, wearing purple clothing in a show of support.

Half an hour before proceedings were to begin, the public gallery was jam-packed.

Bonnette, supported by her parents Piet and Fiena Swanepoel as well as her daughter Angelique, took their seats in the second row of the gallery.

Cameras clicked as more family and friends arrived, all wearing purple silk flower brooches signalling their feelings against abuse and the rape of women.

Several friends were also wearing purple shirts, scarfs and, some of the men, purple ties.

A friend of Bonnette, who dyed her hair purple, said Ina was seen as the voice against abuse and rape of women and the flowers symbolised her strength.

Bonnette’s first husband Rex Bonnette arrived too. He is the father of her 19-year-old son Conrad who was shot dead by Kotze during his harrowing attack on Bonnette in January last year.

High-profile prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach also arrived to watch the sentencing, as did Minister of Women, Children and People with Disablities Lulu Xingwana.

Bonnette’s daughter Angelique’s court evidence presented on Tuesday told how she believed “Kotze ruined our lives”.

The 17-year-old told a social worker that in killing Conrad, Kotze took away someone very dear to her.

The report by the social worker was yesterday handed to court in aggravation of sentence for Kotze and his three co-perpetrators, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Frans Mphaka.

Angelique told the social worker: “Everything changed after the incident.

“At first everything was in a mess. Nothing was nice any more.

“It felt as if everyone’s lives were ruined and that there was no reason to continue.

“On family days everyone sat with their eyes filled with tears and with broken hearts. It is still so. Kotze ruined our lives and took someone away whom we loved dearly. During festive occasions when everyone should be happy, we are sad and we wish the festive season would end because there is someone short.

“Conversations with my family become quiet when the heartache and missing become too much.

“My father (Rex Bonnette) and I do not talk about my brother.

“He avoids the subject.

“He thinks it is all my mother’s fault and this negatively influences our relationship.

“I no longer do so well at school.

“I keep myself busy with music and writing poems. I do not want to get married and have children.”

According to the report, both Bonnette and her daughter received 13 sessions of counselling, but they would need long-term therapy.

The impact of her ordeal when she was attacked by her then estranged husband and three masked men took its toll on Bonnette. Apart from being subjected to the pain and humiliation of having her body mutilated, she also had to live with the fear of contracting HIV.

According to the social worker, the short-term impact was that Bonnette had nightmares and flashbacks about what happened.

The long-term impact on Bonnette was that she had to correct some of the false perceptions of the community regarding her as a person.

She had to face the world every day and continue with her life.

Both she and her daughter paid a high price by being rejected by some people and by being viewed with suspicion, the court was told. The social worker said attending the trial was especially difficult for Bonnette.

In this regard she said: “I feel I have to prove my innocence throughout the trial.

“Why does he not just admit all?

“I feel I want to correct wrong perceptions the whole time, because it is ruining my life.”

Bonnette not only had to deal with her own physical pain but also with the trauma of hearing her only son die at Kotze’s hands.

Bonnette, once again supported by friends in court, kept a brave face as she faced the cameras, but she once again declined to speak.

She said this week that she was doing “okay” and indicated that she would comment to the media once the case was over.

While the man dubbed the Modimolle Monster ruined many lives, he didn’t want his story to be “sensationalised”, he said.

“I just want to say I never wanted sensation,” a soft-spoken Johan Kotze, with tears in his eyes, told the media from the dock in the Pretoria High Court. Asked whether he wanted to say anything, Kotze responded that he would comment on Wednesday after his fate had been sealed.

He hugged family and friends in the public gallery, and for a few seconds listened to their words of encouragement, before he was led down to the holding cells, appearing tired and sombre.

Acting Judge Bert Bam has sentenced Kotze, to life in prison.


'Modimolle Monster' Johan Kotze guilty

Saoa -

July 15, 2013

Judge Bert Bam found him and one of his co-accused, Andries Sithole, guilty of killing his then wife Ina Bonnette's son Conrad Bonnette, 19.

The other two co-accused were acquitted on the murder charge.

However, Kotze, Sithole, Pieta Mohlake and Sello Mphaka were all convicted of kidnapping and of four charges relating to the rape of Bonnette.

"It is obvious that all four are guilty of it," said Bam.

In addition, Kotze was found guilty of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, instead of the more serious charge of attempted murder.

The judge found Bonnette's testimony to be believable.

"It wouldn't have been strange if she was at times unsure of events," acting Judge Bam said in his judgment.

Bam said Bonnette was cross-examined by three experienced attorneys. He said this must have been traumatic and painful for her.

"She is just a human being. Any person makes mistakes," Bam said.

He said it was not uncommon for a witness, who was as emotional as Bonnette, to be unsure at times. He said she was not a perfect witness, and that it was not realistic to think such a person existed.

"There was a sound of truth [to her testimony]."

One of many examples of this was her testifying that, after the rape, she pleaded with her eyes for Kotze's three co-accused to help her.

"It is unlikely that any witness would think of something like that," said Bam.

Afterwards, as Bonnette looked at the four men in the dock, a friend told her: "You are allowed to cry Ina Bonnette. You are allowed to cry."

Asked how she felt about the judgment, Bonnette said: "I am okay". She declined to give further comment.

Kotze hugged friends in the gallery before being taken down to the holding cells.

He had denied guilt, and claimed he could not be held accountable for his actions on January 3, 2012, the day he murdered Bonnette's son and tortured her in his Modimolle home.

Sithole, Mohlake, and Mphaka claimed Kotze threatened to shoot them if they did not co-operate.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Medupi Simasiku welcomed the judgment.

"Yes, we are happy and we hope it brings closure to the family."

He hoped the judgment would serve as a lesson that these types of crimes did not go unpunished.

The matter was postponed to Tuesday morning for arguments in mitigation of sentencing.


Ina Bonnette's ex testifies in 'Modimolle monster' case

Sapa -

July 10, 2013

Ina Bonnette's ex-husband took the stand on Wednesday in the trial of so-called "Modimolle monster" Johan Kotze and his three co-accused in the High Court in Pretoria.

Kotze, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlake, and Sello Mphaka have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, assaulting, raping, and attempting to murder Kotze's ex-wife Ina Bonnette, and murdering her 19-year-old son Conrad in Kotze's home in Modimolle on January 3, 2012.

On Wednesday, Rex Bonnette testified about the day he heard his son was killed. He said his sister phoned him around 6pm on January 3 and said: "Kotze shot a child."

He said he assumed it was one of his children.

"I was later phoned by Ina who said there was an incident and Conrad didn't make it," Rex Bonnette told the court.

He said he made sure his daughter was safe, and the next day he met Ina Bonnette at the Modimolle police station. A doctor examined her that day. They spoke about what had happened and more details about the attack came to light.

Rex Bonnette said Ina told him Kotze held three men at gunpoint and forced them to rape her.

"If they didn't rape her he would shoot them," he told the court.

During cross-examination Rex Bonnette was told by a State prosecutor that Ina Bonnette testified the weapon was aimed at her.

"She did mention that at a stage," Rex Bonnette said. There were few questions for Rex Bonnette and he finished his testimony.

The case was adjourned until Thursday morning.

At the time of Bonnette's attack she was married to Kotze, but lived in her own flat.

Kotze had hired the three to do work at his house in Modimolle.

The State alleges Kotze orchestrated the revenge attack on Bonnette and her son.



New psychological evidence against 'Modimolle monster'

Sapa -

July 3, 2013

The State is expected to present new psychological evidence about the mental state of so-called "Modimolle monster" Johan Kotze in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Clinical psychologist Cobus Coetzee is expected to testify about his findings that Kotze can be held criminally responsible for allegedly attacking his wife Ina Bonnette and killing her 19-year-old son Conrad.

The State has already handed in Coetzee's report as evidence, but will call him to the witness stand on Wednesday.

Kotze, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlake and Sello Mphaka, are on trial for allegedly murdering Conrad and kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping and attempting to murder Bonnette in Kotze's home in Modimolle on January 3, 2012.

Kotze claimed he could not be held accountable for his actions.

His three co-accused testified he threatened them with a firearm and forced them to get on top of his wife. They said they did not rape Bonnette because they could not get erections.

Coetzee observed Kotze at the Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria, with two other psychiatrists, for two months. The other two found no psychiatric diagnoses could be made.

The State has contended that there were insufficient grounds for clinical psychologist Tertia Spangenberg's findings that Kotze could not be held accountable for his alleged criminal actions because of non-pathological criminal incapacity.

On Tuesday, the State concluded cross-examining Mphaka, who repeatedly denied looking on while Kotze tortured and mutilated Bonnette before taking turns with the others to rape her.



Kotze, Sithole planned Modimolle attack: co-accused

Sapa -

June 26, 2013

Johan Kotze and Andries Sithole had planned the "surprise" gang rape of Kotze's wife Ina Bonnette, one of the alleged rapists testified in the High Court in Pretoria.

Kotze, Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka are on trial for allegedly kidnapping, raping and assaulting Bonnette and murdering her 19-year-old son, Conrad, in Modimolle on January 3 last year.

Kotze claimed he could not be held accountable for his actions. The other three claimed they acted under duress and pretended to rape Bonnette.

Mohlane testified he met Sithole the day before the crime and accompanied him and Mphaka to Kotze's Modimolle house, under the impression that they had to wash a caravan.

After their arrival, they removed and replanted trees while waiting for Kotze's wife to arrive. Later that afternoon, Kotze called them inside, where Sithole told them their job was to have sex with Kotze's wife.

"He said it would be a surprise for Kotze's wife. The surprise was that she would have sex with three black men. Kotze and his wife agreed that it would happen and his wife was in a hurry to see it happen.

"Andries [Sithole] said the woman would pretend not to know what was happening. He said she had to be tied up and gagged... She was noisy during sex and they didn't want the neighbours to hear.

"He told us to put pantyhose over our heads so that she would not see our faces. Mphaka and I said we would not do such a thing. Kotze must pay us. Then we will go," he said.

Kotze became angry when they refused to co-operate, pointed a firearm at them, and told them to do as he said.

He told Mohlane and Mphaka to stay in the cupboard while Sithole hid behind the door. Mohlane waited in the cupboard until the heard a woman screaming.

When they came out, they saw a naked Bonnette tied to the bed with Sithole taping her mouth shut.

"Andries took off his pants and slept with the woman while Kotze stood next to them. Kotze told us to get ready to sleep with that woman. Mphaka climbed on her. He was there for about two minutes before Kotze told him to get off and gestured that I must get on.

"I was very frightened and could not get an erection, so I pretended to pull down my zip and lay on top of her.

"Kotze took me off his wife and told me and Mphaka to go and wait in the kitchen. He said he was waiting for someone and he would let us go when that person arrived.

"We asked Andries who Kotze was waiting for. He said it was Mrs Bonnette's child. They were busy phoning him. Andries said Kotze wanted to hit the child," Mohlane said.

After fleeing from the scene, Mohlane and Mphaka asked Sithole why he had taken them there "to do such things".

"He said it was not our problem. It was that man and his wife's problem. Those people are not fighting any more. They were talking nicely when we left.

"I said he knew what was going to happen at Kotze's house... He did not have to be told what to do. He already knew and gave us instructions."



'Modimolle monster' and Bonnette 'agreed on sex'

Sapa -

April 30, 2013

There was an agreement between the man dubbed the "Modimolle monster" and his wife that she would have sex with three men, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

One of Johan Kotze's co-accused, Andries Sithole, testified how he translated Kotze's orders the day his ex-wife, Ina Bonnette, was attacked in his Modimolle home on January 3, 2012.

Francois van As, for Kotze's other two co-accused Pieta Mohlane and Frans Mphaka, said his clients were told Kotze and Bonnette agreed she would sleep with three black men and he would arrange it for her.

"That's what Mr Kotze told me," Sithole said.

He said he translated Kotze's orders to Mohlane and Mphaka.

Kotze is accused of mutilating and orchestrating the gang-rape of Bonnette, and of murdering his stepson Conrad, 19. At the time Bonnette was married to Kotze, but lived in her own flat.

Sithole, Mohlane, and Mphaka are accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonnette.

Van As said that when the two men asked why they must sleep with Bonnette they were told Kotze said his wife was not getting enough sex from him, he was too fat, and he suspected her of cheating.

Sithole testified Kotze told him when Bonnette arrived at the house she would act as if she did not know what was going on.

"That's exactly what [Kotze] told me to tell [Mohlane and Mphaka]."

Van As said his clients did not want to have sex with Bonnette. They wanted their money for the day's labour, and to go home.

Sithole agreed with this statement, adding: "This was what caused [Kotze] to become aggressive and angry".

Van As said Kotze then said: "I don't want to hear from a kaffir. They will do what I say or they won't leave this house alive". Sithole agreed.

Van As said his clients felt this was only aimed at them and not Sithole.

"I can't understand why it would only be aimed at them... I am also a kaffir," Sithole said.

The three agreed Kotze forced them, with a revolver, to either hide in the closet or behind the closet door in the room where Bonnette was attacked.

Van As said that according to his clients, Bonnette was already tied to the bed and had her pants pulled down when they were let out of the closet. Sithole disputed this and said all three helped Kotze.

"What happened there was we held Mrs Bonnette down and it was [Kotze] who tied her up."

He said Bonnette was fighting against Kotze and he slapped her.

"He told her: 'Bokkie be quiet. They won't kill you. They are good people'."

Earlier Sithole denied helping to plan Bonnette's rape.

"That's not true," Sithole said when Kotze's counsel Piet Greyling put it to him that he planned the rape, knowing Kotze would not be able to protect Bonnette.

Greyling had submitted to Sithole that he, Mohlane and Mphaka knew Kotze was emotional and tired on January 3, 2012.

"I wouldn't know [if he was tired]," Sithole said.

He also denied Greyling's submission that the three of them did their planning inside the house while Kotze and Bonnette were outside talking.

Before proceedings finished on Tuesday Judge Bert Bam gave his ruling on the State's application to reopen its case.

"My finding is that the application by the State passes."

Bam said he would give his reasons for allowing it at the end of the trial.

On Wednesday, prosecutor Retha Meintjes indicated the State wanted to reopen its case to present evidence about Kotze's criminal accountability in rebuttal of testimony by defence witness Tertia Spangenberg, a clinical psychologist.

She had testified that she did not consider Kotze accountable for his actions. He was dissociated during the attack, and suffered from a number of conditions including narcissistic personality disorder and major depression, she told the court.

The defence opposed the application.

On Monday, Greyling submitted Kotze would be financially drained if the court proceedings were extended.

He contended the State had made an informed decision when it failed to call clinical psychologist Dirk Coetzee, who assessed Kotze at Weskoppies psychiatric hospital, in Pretoria, before closing its case.

The trial was postponed to June 25.



A kaffir does what I want him to do, said 'Modimolle monster': co-accused

Sapa -

April 29, 2013

A co-accused of so-called "Modimolle monster" Johan Kotze faked having sex with Kotze's ex-wife Ina Bonnette, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday.

"I moved up and down as if I was penetrating her but it did not happen," Andries Sithole said.

Dressed in a blue overall and a green shirt, he recounted the events of January 3, 2012 when Bonnette was attacked in Kotze's rented Modimolle home.

Kotze is accused of mutilating and orchestrating the gang-rape of his then wife and murdering his stepson Conrad, 19. At the time Bonnette was still married to Kotze, but lived in her own flat.

Kotze's co-accused, Sithole, Pieta Mohlane, and Frans Mphaka are accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonnette that day.

Sithole told the court how, on January 3, they worked outside Kotze's house until he called the three of them inside around 2.45pm. They were told Bonnette was on her way and to wait in a room.

Kotze then told them: "My wife does not get enough from me and I want you three to sleep with her," Sithole testified.

Kotze told them to pull pantyhose over their heads, but they objected.

"A kaffir does what I want him to do," Kotze allegedly told them.

"He threatened us with a gun," Sithole said.

He testified how Kotze covered Bonnette's head with a towel and ordered them to help tie her to the bed.

Sithole said they did what Kotze instructed as he had threatened them.

"We didn't know what to do."

Kotze told Bonnette: "Bokkie don't be angry, these men won't kill you."

Sithole explained how Kotze pulled tape over Bonnette's head and mouth. Kotze pulled down her pants and told him to pull down his pants and prepare himself for raping Bonnette.

"I didn't know... I was shocked... I was scared. My knees were shaking against the bed. She must have seen how scared I was."

He testified he could not get an erection and Kotze told him to hold his penis. Kotze lifted Bonnette's blouse and told Sithole to touch her breasts to get an erection.

"Then I told him I can't... I constantly told him I can't do it."

He explained how he then faked having sex with her.

"He told me to climb off. I'm hopeless."

Sithole said Kotze ordered Mohlane and Mphaka to also rape Bonnette, but they could not and also faked it. Kotze said they were useless and told them to leave the room.

Bonnette attended Monday's proceedings but briefly left during Sithole's testimony.



'Modimolle monster' trial postponed, he is still a narcissist says expert

Sapa -

April 24, 2013

The trail of the man dubbed the "Modimolle monster", Johan Kotze, was postponed in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Judge Bert Bam said the matter was scheduled to resume on Monday morning.

Before proceedings concluded on Wednesday the State brought an application to reopen its case.

"The evidence has relation to the accused's accountability during the incident," prosecutor Retha Meintjes said.

Bam would consider the application after receiving an objection from Kotze's defence. His defence team closed its case after cross-examination of clinical psychologist Tertia Spangenberg was completed.

Kotze is accused of mutilating and orchestrating the gang-rape of Ina Bonnette and murdering his stepson Conrad, 19, in his rented home in Modimolle on January 3, 2012. At the time Bonnette was still married to Kotze, but lived in her own flat.

Kotze's co-accused, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane, and Frans Mphaka are accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonnette that day.

On Wednesday morning Spangenberg, called by Kotze's defence, told the court Kotze could possibly have altered his testimony concerning his finances.

She said during cross-examination it would be difficult for a narcissist, which she believed Kotze was, to discuss financial problems. She said he would want to keep up his social standing and the way he was perceived.

Francois van As, for two of Kotze's co-accused, asked her if this would have influenced his testimony on his finances.

"It would have influenced his testimony," she said.

At which point Bam asked whether the rest of his testimony could also have been influenced.

Spangenberg said this would not necessarily be the case. She said Kotze's narcissism crumbled when he lost face in public after being accused of murder and assault.

Van As asked whether this meant Kotze was no longer a narcissist.

Spangenberg answered: "No that is not what I meant. He still is one".

On Tuesday and throughout Wednesday morning Spangenberg was cross-examined on differences between her report on Kotze and that of another clinical psychologist.

Spangenberg found he was not accountable for his actions. She found Kotze had a narcissistic personality disorder, major depression, and untreated and unresolved acute stress disorder, which resulted in a state of psychological dissociation during the attack.

She said individuals with his narcissistic disorder were noted for their egotistic self-involvement.

According to her findings, Kotze was obsessed with Bonnette. When he saw her with another man on New Year's Eve 2011 it caused trauma, which led to stress disorder.

In contrast clinical psychologist Dirk Coetzee, who assessed Kotze at Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria, found he could be held criminally responsible for his actions. His report was handed in as evidence on Tuesday afternoon.

"At the time of the commission of the offence the accused was criminally responsible for the offence charged, and was capable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his act and could act in accordance with an appreciation of the wrongfulness of his act," Coetzee's report read.

Coetzee spent seven-and-a-half hours assessing Kotze at Weskoppies. This was spread over five visits. He described Kotze as co-operative and attentive during interviews.

"At the time of the incident he did not suffer from any clinical psychiatric disorder."

Coetzee said Kotze showed traits of a compulsive personality. Some depressive symptoms were also noted.

On Wednesday the State put it to Spangenberg that she merely referred to the parts in Coetzee's report which supported her own conclusion.

"This is not true," she said, adding there were numerous issues in the report she agreed and disagreed with.

She said there were areas in Coetzee's report she found odd, such as his description of Kotze and his tone of voice as calm during his assessments.

"It was my colleague's evaluation and his findings. It was not my place [to point out my disagreement]."

She said it was equally odd that Coetzee reported Kotze could recall the day of the attack in detail.

Spangenberg said this made her question if the matter was properly dealt with. She explained that Kotze could not recall parts of that day and became emotional when she evaluated him.

"I have my reservations about things which could possibly have been left out."



Alleged Modimolle killer Johan Kotze arrested

Sapa -

January 11, 2012

Police have arrested Johan Kotze, who is accused of orchestrating a gruesome assault on his estranged wife and of killing his teenage stepson, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

"The elusive Johan Kotze, who evaded police capture has finally been arrested," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"He was arrested this morning in Modimolle at about 11.45am. He has been on the run since last week... The suspect will appear before the Modimolle Magistrate's Court soon."

Kotze, 50, had been on the run since the assault and murder in Modimolle a week ago.

A 42-year-old man who was allegedly forced to participate in the attack was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal north of Pretoria earlier on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, police recovered Kotze's Toyota Fortuner in Modimolle and Mulaudzi warned that his arrest was imminent.



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