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Kotzé: Protests outside Modimolle court

2012-01-13 09:23

Modimolle - ANC Women's League members sang liberation songs outside the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday ahead of the appearance of Johan Kotzé.

Kotzé, 50, is accused of orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife and of killing her teenage son.

"Senzeni na? Senzeni na? (What have we done?)," they sang. They also waved posters calling for Kotzé to be denied bail.

"Geen borg, geen genade vir die monster (no bail, no mercy for the monster)," read a poster.

They were angered at what Kotzé had allegedly done, said ANCWL Waterberg treasurer Joy Matshoge.

'Very angry'


"We are very angry. We call on the court not to grant him bail," she said.

"Violence has no colour or race - we are here to support the woman."

She said the ANCWL was also angry that Kotzé had taken advantage of poor, unemployed men, promising them jobs and later allegedly forcing them to attack his wife.

"He is a devil," she said.

Matshoge said the law should be fair towards them and take into consideration that they had not intended committing the crime.

The house in Church street where the attack took place was deserted on Friday morning. A lone dog walked past the locked gate.

"This is the house," people rushing to work said, pointing to the building.

A manhunt was launched for Kotzé when he fled in a white Toyota Fortuner after the alleged attack at his home on January 4.

A local woman recognised Kotzé while he bought food at a shop and called the police. He was arrested in the town on Wednesday.

A search was also conducted for the three men he allegedly forced at gunpoint to attack his estranged wife. They ran away afterwards, but one of them, a 42-year-old man, was arrested on Wednesday in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

He was also expected to appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday. The two other men were still at large.

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Comments
  • Squeegee - 2012-01-13 09:34

    Well done ANCWL. About time you did something positive.

      Bardy - 2012-01-13 09:39

      I think ANCYL can learn a thing or 2 from the ANCWL. Glad to hear an ANC party supporting a white woman! This is how the country should be!

      Bokfan - 2012-01-13 09:46

      Look I dont want to p on your parade but clearly you have not read the whole story. The wob league is there to defend the co rapists. Going after Kotze is a sideshow.

      Riaan - 2012-01-13 09:51

      Bokfan Reading between the lines, I got the same impression.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-13 09:55

      @ Bokfan, give credit where credit is due, they are quoted as saying: - "Violence has no colour or race - we are here to support the woman." She said the ANCWL was also angry that Kotzé had taken advantage of poor, unemployed men, promising them jobs and later allegedly forcing them to attack his wife. Did you skip those lines???

      larisha.toffar - 2012-01-13 09:57

      Bokfan lets be positive- I really think it's Women standing up for other Women. Let's try and leave 1990/1994 behind us :)

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-13 10:35

      There is no positive side for people like Bokfan, they will always see the negative side of anything...

      Schmee - 2012-01-13 12:07

      I hope something positive does come out of this horrible situation. I never thought that I would say that I'm impressed by something the ANCWL is doing. Bokfan, I think that it will probably come out during the proceedings that the three guys were not totally unwilling either. One newspaper report said that Kotze shot her son while they were raping her. So really if they were not willing why didn't they use that opportunity to run. All that will come out during the court proceedings. No need to be so negative.

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-13 09:34

    Give him bail and wait for the headline news Johan Kotze killed by angry mob minute after his release. South African people are angry about such crime.

      madsipho - 2012-01-13 10:32

      Mob Justice is always the best and quicker than Kangaroo Court...

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-13 09:34

    I can't believe I am going to type this... GO ANC WOMEN'S LEAGUE!!!!

      Anele - 2012-01-13 11:01

      @gerhard I like your attitude i must say unlike this Bokfan idiot.

  • alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-13 09:39

    Very well done to the ANCWL... stunned that a horror event had to take place for the "race card" to be tossed out the window, and for people to stand togheter united!! AWESOME! Well done to the Woman of the ANC!

  • cf.liebenberg - 2012-01-13 09:40

    "A lone dog walked past the locked gate." Very important and relevant info...........

      Gerhard - 2012-01-13 09:42

      Agreed!! But they forgot to tell us if there was a light breeze or not?

      Karring - 2012-01-13 09:44

      lmao that was weird....

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-13 10:36

      Lol, ja I also though "what the hell?"

      davieoosie - 2012-01-13 11:10

      Gerhard - You are not allowed to talk about the weather remember, but dogs are ok.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-13 09:41

    dont know why a long drawn out court case is needed, swift justice, there are no excuses for this crime, they have their man deal with him today still, death is to quick for this pr#ck, something far more sadistic is needed for punishment, somthing that will remind him every minute of the day and night of the deed he has committed

  • Felix - 2012-01-13 09:42

    "The house in Church street where the attack took place was deserted on Friday morning. A lone dog walked past the locked gate." WTF News24? haha

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-13 10:36

      "tumble weed blowing down the dusty road.."

  • Karring - 2012-01-13 09:49

    WOW never thought i would be proud of anything ANC, thanks ANCWL. i wish our country would stand together on every important matter, i wish everyone in this country could see the problems we face as problems and not include race in evrything. i wish my wishes is not only wishes...

  • Mqondisi-mq - 2012-01-13 09:49

    People like him deserve a death penalty....lethal injection

      elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-13 10:02

      death penalty is a light sentence for a cruel and arrogant person like him, he deserve to be buried alive!

      moby.quest - 2012-01-13 10:03

      Lethal Injection is too easy for him. They should put him in a similar situation like in the "SAW" movies. That would be justice for a monster like him.

  • Jayne - 2012-01-13 09:49

    Go womans league, now you need to help us protest for the death penalty to be reinstated!

  • Melanie - 2012-01-13 09:52

    bastard is going to know all about in jail! hope they tear his rectum apart! sick freak! Poor unemployed guys that raped her at gun point? Ja right...how do you get it up at gun point?

  • rickey.de.clercq - 2012-01-13 09:56

    Release him to the public... please give him bail... monsters like this should be tried and hung in the public.. by the public.. In no way do I condone violence.. but any rapist, murdurer and peadophile does not deserve a sponsored tax paid prison sentence.. so, release him on bail, he won't see the next day!

  • Michelle - 2012-01-13 09:56

    I still don't get how you can force a man to rape a woman... anatomically speaking of course.

  • KallieHungBal - 2012-01-13 10:08

    I wonder if the lone dog was pregnant? Or was it a male?

  • Thoka - 2012-01-13 10:09

    give those pliers, screw drivers and grinder to ANCWL and release the busted, wait for the for the 15:00 news

  • mari.sciarappa - 2012-01-13 10:13

    Gotta love the women's league! Fight the power ladies

  • Simone - 2012-01-13 10:17

    Thumbs up to the ANCWL.... this is what this country needs.... solidarity!! Thank you!

  • Ewald - 2012-01-13 10:26

    Plant drugs on him and send him to China!!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-01-13 10:37

      At who's expense?? Screw that, hand him over to the mob...

  • chantellvg - 2012-01-13 10:29

    if u not guilty why run away? Why dont u go to the police and report what happend? Usually when u run away and hide, then there is more to the story!!! (this has nothing to do with race, i would say the same if it was green, blue, pink or white people...u dont run away if u are innocent) and Johan Kotze you are a horrible person for doing and thinking what you did. You don't deserve to be called a father, husband or friend. (but hey, this is just my opinion)

  • Mtizozo - 2012-01-13 10:41

    I wander if this man is a father, what lession doe he give to his son or to his kids,,.

  • annelien.dupreezvandenheever - 2012-01-13 13:38

    Viva ANCWL !

  • RASILIONNAIRE - 2012-01-13 14:46

    guys this is very unfortunate and i get angry everytime i read it.. but man you guys are hilarious.. " tumble weed...." and i must say it really is progressive to "toss away the race card"

  • Renier - 2012-01-13 21:04

    Is there a white woman's league? Thank you ANCWL! What about a South African Woman's League? He only wanted to do little damage, I wonder what in his mind is big damage. There is a difference between a sadist and a truly mental person. I hope he gets what he deserves!

      frangelico - 2012-01-13 21:44

      Renier I think Die roue vederassie is similar to the ANCWL

      Renier - 2012-01-13 23:42

      @frangelico: Thanks, I have forgotten about them (been there for ever) SUID-AFRIKAANSE VROUEFEDERASIE. Think they are more into welfare though.

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