Cops grill Johan Kotzé

2012-01-11 18:46

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Johannesburg - Johan Kotzé, accused of orchestrating a gruesome assault on his estranged wife and killing his teenage stepson, will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday, Limpopo police said.

"He is incarcerated now and detectives are interrogating him before his court appearance on Friday," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Kotzé was arrested in Modimolle shortly before noon on Wednesday. The Star reported he was caught while walking in a street in the town, after a high-speed chase with police in which he crashed his car.

"He was on the run the whole night last night. He went to hospital because he was dehydrated after abandoning his car," Mulaudzi said.

Kotzé, 50, had been on the run since the assault and murder in Modimolle on January 4.

He allegedly forced three men at gunpoint, believed to be his workers, to participate in the attack. Kotzé also stands accused of killing the woman's son by shooting him in the chest and head.

One of the three workers, a 42-year-old man, was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal north of Pretoria earlier on Wednesday.

"The man is expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday pending further police investigations," said Mulaudzi.

The hunt for the other two men was continuing.

On Tuesday night police recovered Kotzé's Toyota Fortuner in Modimolle.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant Simon Mpembe, has commended the team of investigators who arrested Kotze.

- SAPA
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