Kotzé co-accused faked sex

2013-04-29 12:52
Johan Kotzé (Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Beeld)

Johan Kotzé (Craig Nieuwenhuizen, Beeld)

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Pretoria - A co-accused of the so-called "Modimolle monster", Johan Kotzé, faked having sex with Kotzé’s ex-wife Ina Bonnette, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Monday.

"I moved up and down as if I was penetrating her but it did not happen," Andries Sithole said.

Dressed in a blue overall and a green shirt, he recounted the events of 3 January 2012 when Bonnette was attacked in Kotzé’s rented Modimolle home.

Kotzé is accused of mutilating and orchestrating the gang-rape of his then wife and murdering his stepson Conrad, 19. At the time Bonnette was still married to Kotzé, but lived in her own flat.

Kotzé’s co-accused, Sithole, Pieta Mohlane, and Frans Mphaka are accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonnette that day.

Sithole told the court how, on 3 January 2012, they worked outside Kotzé’s house until he called the three of them inside around 14:45. They were told Bonnette was on her way and to wait in a room.

Kotzé then told them: "My wife does not get enough from me and I want you three to sleep with her," Sithole testified.

‘He threatened us with a gun’

Kotzé told them to pull pantyhose over their heads, but they objected.

"A kaffir does what I want him to do," Kotzé allegedly told them.

"He threatened us with a gun," Sithole said.

He testified how Kotzé covered Bennett’s head with a towel and ordered them to help tie her to the bed.

Sithole said they did what Kotzé instructed as he had threatened them.
"We didn't know what to do."

Kotzé told Bonnette: "Bokkie don't be angry, these men won't kill you."

Sithole explained how Kotzé pulled tape over Bennett’s head and mouth. Kotzé pulled down her pants and told him to pull down his pants and prepare himself for raping Bonnette.

"I didn't know... I was shocked... I was scared. My knees were shaking against the bed. She must have seen how scared I was."

‘You’re useless’

He testified he could not get an erection and Kotzé told him to hold his penis. Kotzé lifted Bennett’s blouse and told Sithole to touch her breasts to get an erection.

"Then I told him I can't... I constantly told him I can't do it."

He explained how he then faked having sex with her.

"He told me to climb off. I'm hopeless."

Sithole said Kotzé ordered Mohlane and Mphaka to also rape Bonnette, but they could not and also faked it. Kotzé said they were useless and told them to leave the room.

Bonnette attended Monday's proceedings but briefly left during Sithole's testimony.
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