Kotzé trial postponed

2013-07-05 12:01
Johan Kotzé (Picture: Sapa)

Johan Kotzé (Picture: Sapa)

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Pretoria - The trial of the so-called "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé and his three co-accused was postponed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, a defence lawyer said on Friday.

Francois van As, for two of Kotzé's co-accused, said a decision was made on Thursday to postpone the matter to Wednesday.

This would allow the defence to call Limpopo policeman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi and Rex Bonnette, Ina Bonnette's former husband, as they would both be available then.

Kotzé, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlake, and Sello Mphaka have pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, assaulting, raping, and attempting to murder Kotze's ex-wife Ina Bonnette, and murdering her 19-year-old son Conrad in Kotzé's home in Modimolle on 3 January, 2012.

At the time, Bonnette was married to Kotzé, but lived in her own flat.

Kotzé had hired the three to do work at his home.

The State alleges that Kotzé orchestrated the revenge attack on Bonnette and her son.

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