Kotzé to undergo more psych tests

2013-02-04 19:03
Johan Kotzé (Picture: Sapa)

Johan Kotzé (Picture: Sapa)

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Modimolle murder: Bonette was raped

2012-11-29 12:47

A doctor who examined Ina Bonette after attack, allegedly by estranged husband Johan Kotze, testified her injuries indicate she was raped. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - The trial of alleged "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé was postponed again on Monday so he can undergo further psychological tests.

Acting Judge Bert Bam postponed the matter to 15 April, and said the trial would then resume and run its course until its conclusion.

Bam said various factors had contributed to the postponement, including the involvement of Kotzé's advocate Bernard Bantjes in the Boeremag treason trial, which resumed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

He ordered that Kotzé be transferred to a prison near Bloemfontein to undergo further psychiatric evaluation.

Bantjes told the court last year that Kotzé had questioned a report by three psychiatrists at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital who found him fit to stand trial.

He said the issue of Kotzé's accountability would be placed in dispute on both a pathological and non-pathological basis, although his client understood the court proceedings.

Kotzé, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane, and Frans Mphaka are accused of murdering Kotzé's 19-year-old stepson Conrad Bonnette at Kotzé's house in Modimolle on 3 January.

They are also accused of kidnapping, assaulting, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Kotzé's former wife Ina Bonnette earlier that day.

A plea of not guilty was noted on behalf of Kotzé after he refused to enter a plea, and claimed his accountability and ability to follow and contribute to court proceeds was in question.

His three co-accused all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

They claimed Kotzé forced them to take part in the attack on Bonnette and claimed they had only pretended to rape her because they could not get erections.

Bonnette testified that Kotzé tortured her with various objects and cut or sawed off both of her nipples before instructing the other three to rape her.

She listened to her son pleading for his life before Kotze allegedly shot him in the head and heart.
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