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Modimolle trial moved to High Court

2012-05-11 21:32

Modimolle - The trial of four men accused of torturing and raping a Modimolle woman will start in November in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

This was determined when they appeared in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday.

"All the documents have been discussed and [the] defence went through them. The indictment is correct, therefore the matter can be placed before the High Court," Magistrate Hannes Stoffberg said.

Earlier Stoffberg ruled that Johan Kotze, accused of orchestrating the gang rape of his estranged wife Ina Bonette and killing her son, will be sent for mental evaluation.

"Kotze meets the requirements in terms of the law and should be admitted to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation," Stoffberg said.

"Steps should be taken, as soon as possible, to book a bed for Kotze. [He] will stay in custody until a bed is available, then he will be transferred from the Pretoria Central Prison for evaluation."