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Johan Kotzé case postponed to May

2012-02-10 10:04

Modimolle - The case against murder accused Johan Kotzé and his three alleged accomplices was postponed in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday.

A trial date would be set at their next appearance on May 11.

Kotzé is accused of masterminding his estranged wife Ina Bonnette's torture and rape, and of killing her son Conrad, 19.

On January 3 he allegedly ordered his three workers at gunpoint to gang-rape Bonnette and mutilate her body with objects including nails, pliers, a grinder, and a screwdriver. He is further alleged to have shot Conrad, after luring him to the house.

The gates to the court closed at 08:30 on Friday, after only a few journalists had been allowed to pass through.

The court room where Kotzé appeared was filled to capacity with reporters, police, ANC Women's League members, and Ina Bonnette's friends.

The five rows of the public gallery were packed, with some people holding up placards.

Outside, crowds continued to sing and protest.

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Comments
  • Kusleg - 2012-02-10 10:13

    What was the reason for postponement .....Yawn..!

  • NicoleRealTalk - 2012-02-10 10:18

    Always postponing cases in SA!Where is the Justice for the victims of these monsters???? People like Kotze should be dealt with immediately!!!! Why drag the case out?? they know it was him they know he commited the crime so punish him NOW!!!!!

  • elsabe.wessels1 - 2012-02-10 10:20

    I honestly hope that this will not be one of those cases that will follow the "postponed" pattern everytime the court date arrives. "Sick defence lawyers" are not going to work. We are all aware of how this lady suffered and she is brave enough to continue with all this.

  • Sunett - 2012-02-10 10:26

    It doesn't matter how many times this case gets postponed, this bastard will pay for what he did. He should actually hope he gets life in prison, coz if he ever gets out... everyone knows what he looks like...

  • Ian - 2012-02-10 10:28

    BS, Stop wasting our money, wait, garage is round the corner, will spend the money on this DELAY on pertol and matches, fry the whole lot of them to hell, BASTARDS

  • Sharon - 2012-02-10 10:28

    Did he get bail???

      Ian - 2012-02-10 10:45

      no, there was no bail application, I bet his stupid lawyers wont apply for bail as they wont see there bastard clients again, I for one on behalf of the male species like to have a crack at this bastard, crack his freeeking head open with my cricket bat

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-10 10:32

    I feel for that woman having to go through this all over again.

  • Kyle - 2012-02-10 10:34

    there should not even be a trial.... he's guilty, all this is a waste of time.

  • Alistair - 2012-02-10 10:38

    Maybe its really a good thing.. he can sit in jail and perhaps get a similair experience that Ina had to endure. Maybe worse, if thats possible.

  • Sean - 2012-02-10 10:48

    I am a witness in a house breaking and attempted murder case which has been going on since 2008 and is still not finalised. So I am not surprised at the postponement

  • Raymond - 2012-02-10 12:25

    It isn't mentioned whether they got bail. I would like to know if they are letting these guys out on the streets after they searched a week long to catch them.

  • heather.scheepers3 - 2012-02-10 12:44

    Watch this space it is going to be postponed a couple of times before we have an outcome.

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