Kotzé 'did not see' ex-wife's rape

2013-04-17 11:03
Johan Kotze (File, Sapa)

Johan Kotze (File, Sapa)

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Pretoria - So-called "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé told the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday he did not see his three co-accused rape his ex-wife Ina Bonnette.

Lawyer Jan van Rooyen, for accused number two Andries Sithole, asked Kotzé if he saw Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Frans Mphaka rape Bonnette on 3 January 2012.

"It is what I experienced. I did not see it at all," Kotzé said.

Van Rooyen asked if Kotzé saw any of his co-accused penetrate Bonnette either with an object or a penis.

"I did not see anything," he replied.

Both Bonnette and Kotzé's daughter, Jo-Marie Kotzé, were in court on Wednesday.

'Not true'

Van Rooyen asked whether any of the men had asked or demanded anything from him or Bonnette.

"No. They only asked for food," he said, adding he could not comment on Bonnette's behalf.

Kotzé denied telling Bonnette she would know what it felt like to have three black men rape her.

He denied ordering the three to masturbate to get erections, and denied telling Sithole to climb on top of Bonnette and later telling him: "It's enough, get off."

"No, Your Honour, it's not true," he told the court.

Kotzé is accused of orchestrating the gang rape of Bonnette, and of murdering her son Conrad, 19, in his rented house in Modimolle on 3 January.

Sithole, Mohlane, and Mphaka are accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonnette that day.

Kotzé tearfully told the court on Tuesday he had not intended to hurt his ex-wife.

Bonnette previously testified Kotzé tortured her with various objects before instructing the other three men to rape her. She told the court she listened to her son pleading for his life before he was shot in the head and heart.

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