Kotzé accused 'not threatened with gun'

2012-04-02 12:17

kalahari.com

Modimolle - The three men charged with Johan Kotzé for an attack on his wife were not threatened with a gun, the Modimolle Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

In an affidavit, investigating officer Hendrick Kruger said that, while pointing out the scene of the crime, they had not mentioned being threatened with a gun.

He said Andries Sithole told the police they tried to rape Kotzé's wife but could not get erections.

Sithole, Peter Mohlako and Sello Frans Mphaka are charged with, among others, rape, murder, conspiracy to rape, kidnapping, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Attack

Kruger said cellphone records indicated that Sithole and Kotzé had made contact 22 times since December 22.

He said that, according to the three, Kotzé told them he wanted them to have sex with his wife because she was too fat and she was divorcing him.

He promised to pay them afterwards.

Kruger said Kotzé ordered them to hide in a wardrobe. When his wife arrived they confronted her, tied her to the bed and tried to rape her.

Afterwards, Kotzé ordered them to go to the kitchen. They ran away.

Kruger said if the three were innocent they would have handed themselves over to the police when they learned that Kotzé had been arrested.

He told the court it was strange that they waited for Kotzé to pick them up after they had run away from his home.

"How could they wait for him if they were afraid of him?" he asked.

Violent crime

Public prosecutor Renier van Rooyen said the three should not be granted bail because the crime they committed was violent.

He said they cut off the wife's nipples, stabbed her breasts with a sharp object and cut her vagina with a side cutter. She was also stabbed with steel nails.

They had been hired to work in the garden of Kotzé's rented home in Modimolle.

Kotzé also lured his stepson to the house and allegedly killed him.

Van Rooyen said if the three were granted bail they might provoke the community, which had staged a number of protests after their arrest.

The proceedings continue.

- SAPA

Read more on:    johan kotze  |  polokwane
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Bellville - 18:04 PM
    Road name: N1 Outbound
    SLOW TRAFFIC approaching the Durban Road exit
  • Tuesday Salt River - 17:55 PM
    Road name: Victoria Road / Main Road Outbound
    DELAYS between Sir Lowry Road and the N2 Highway
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2 TV Series for R250

Get 2 TV Series box sets for R250 and save up to R148! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Pre-order the Xbox One

Get this all-in-one entertainment system with live TV, movies, social networking and gaming. Pre-order now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Apple iPad 2 White 16GB 9.7" Tablet With WiFi & 3G

Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core...

From R4300.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may be hard to avoid an argument or heated conversation today. Someone may be stirring things up and testing your patience. ...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.