Go Koos Go! It’s a miracle

2010-10-03 09:13

A tale of seduction, blackmail and a miracle erection has caused a stir in the conservative town of Heidelberg.

The sensational details were contained in a set of documents served before Judge James Goodey in the North Gauteng High Court this week.

It contained the affidavit of 72-year-old Koos Jonck, former mayor of the town and a member of its mayoral committee.

The pensioner approached the court to save him from disgrace threatened by a neighbour.

Six weeks ago former policeman Hendrik Mostert photographed and videotaped Jonck in a compromising position with the 26-year-old daughter of a family friend.

According to a letter read out by Goodey, Mostert had blackmailed Jonck, demanding his bakkie and R200 000. He claimed to have 56 photos and two videos collected over two years.

The tale, as set out in Jonck’s affidavit, describes a miracle.

He was busy in his office with administrative work, stated Jonck, when Louise Herbst walked in.

“We talked for a few minutes and she informed me that she held me in high regard and that she was very fond of me. Her demeanour was very candid.”

This paragraph is followed by the septuagenarian’s frank account of his horrific medical condition: “I have been experiencing severe diabetic conditions for at least 15 years, a prostate operation, a heart bypass operation and neck infusion after which I was paralysed.

“I have only been able to start walking in the last eight weeks, resulting in severe sociological and physical impairments, impotence for example.”

These paragraphs are followed by Jonck’s description of his ­seduction.

“I felt Herbst had extreme sympathy with my predicament and wanted to be of help.

“After a while she expressed a ­desire to be intimate with me. I was surprised in the extreme at this suggestion but admittedly very flattered. As pointed out above, I am not the young man I used to be and Herbst is very attractive.

“Herbst seduced me and in a ­moment of weakness and utter ­bewilderment I succumbed to her seduction.

“We had both undressed and proceeded to become intimate when she became startled and drew my attention to the fact that she heard the sound of a camera shutter, typical of the sound emitted by cellphone cameras.”

But the fact that the court documents state that the two were “having sexual intercourse” indicates that the seduction remedied the man’s extreme medical woes.

His wife Martha, to whom he has been married for 51 years, promptly forgave him his indiscretions, according to his affidavit.

And Goodey referred to the former provincial rugby player as “72-jaar-jonk” (72-years-young) before interdicting Mostert from distributing or publishing the ­photos and video footage.

The judge also advised Jonck to lay a complaint with the police.

Jonck would not comment this week but in his affidavit he said he would lay a complaint.

Neither Herbst nor Mostert could not be reached for comment.

An internet blogger, discussing Jonck’s misfortune, suggested the manufacture of a bumper sticker reading: “Go Koos Go!”

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