Limpopo fugitive ‘will strike again’

2012-01-09 12:07

A forensic psychologist says the Limpopo man who is on the run after forcing three men to rape his estranged wife and allegedly killing his stepson is extremely dangerous.

Dr Micki Pistorius says the man – identified as Johan Kotzé (50) from Modimolle – will definitely hurt others again.

Pistorius is also a criminologist and headed the police’s investigation-oriented psychology unit for several years.

Kotzé allegedly shot and killed his stepson, Conrad Bonnette (19) in his rented home in Modimolle last Tuesday and has been on the run since.

He apparently hired three men as gardeners and allegedly ordered them to gang-rape the woman. The three men have also not yet been arrested.

The fact that Kotzé went to Maroela Lodge in Modimolle to “spy” on her on New Year’s Eve, showed he had an immature ego, said Pistorius.

“He is clearly an extremely dangerous person and definitely has the potential to again be that cruel.”

Limpopo police communication head Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the Hawks were involved in the search.

He said strong leads are being followed.

“His days are numbered,” said Mulaudzi.

He said Kotzé was armed and warned the public to be careful if they saw him.

Kotzé fled in a white Toyota Fortuner (DCS 392 FS).

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Colonel Mabisela Mohale on 082 565 8606.

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