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Police seek Modimolle 'attackers'

2012-01-10 14:32

Johannesburg - Police have asked the three men believed have been forced at gunpoint by Modimolle resident Johan Kotze to assault a woman to come forward and help with the investigation.

The men "had nothing to fear", but police needed their input in the ongoing search for Kotze, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Tuesday.

Investigators had not arrested Kotze by lunchtime on Tuesday.

He has been on the run since orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife in her home and killing her son, Conrad Bonnette, 19, a week ago.

The three men, who allegedly carried out Kotze's instructions while being held at gunpoint, were employed by him.

Mulaudzi said the men were victims of a crime and were probably traumatised.

"We don't know what has happened to them," he said. "If they can, we appeal to them to come forward and make themselves known to police."

Comments
  • Bardy - 2012-01-10 14:35

    Yeah right! It's all for the media. As soon as these men turn their backs they will be arrested! Our corrupt police will find some form of charge to lay against them...

      Angelique - 2012-01-10 15:13

      Of course they will be arrested. They should be! What's corrupted, is our system. Nowadays rapists get a light jail sentence in anycase with easy bail.

      Janice - 2012-01-10 15:22

      Ok, so would you be able to rape at gunpoint???? Just asking!!!

      Mike - 2012-01-10 15:46

      OK, so they can't even find these guys? No wonder that the a$$hole is running around! And don't I only love the word "allegedly"????????? Thought the SAPS were "alledgedly" on his heels (without Interpol)?

  • Willie - 2012-01-10 14:36

    Hunt,arrest,charge and sentence him to 100years ,he must come out when anc celebrate 200yrs(hopefully if ANC still around)

      carpejugulim - 2012-01-10 17:55

      Bring back the days of Bounty Hunters ... put a price on his head and you will be amazed at just how quickly he is found

  • Kobus - 2012-01-10 14:46

    What happened to the great progress they were making? Think they are running around in circles and have not a clue where to start.

  • Larry - 2012-01-10 14:48

    Odd? Yesterday the Police said they knew exactly where he is and were on their way to pick him up. Another pack of Bull from SAPS?

      Willie - 2012-01-10 15:12

      LOL Larry they had the wrong case file......eish soooorrie!

      Kenneth M Roselt - 2012-01-10 15:47

      They probably raided the house next door to where was assumed to be, while he watched and then left after the excitement died.

      Kenneth M Roselt - 2012-01-10 15:47

      They probably raided the house next door to where was assumed to be, while he watched and then left after the excitement died.

  • MissGremlin - 2012-01-10 14:57

    Dare I say it, but I feel another plea bargain coming along. (Kebble killers style). Killers to negotiate reduced sentence in exchange for information on Kotze? I don't want people who are willing to kill in exchange for money walking around in our society, any more than I want a man who is prepared to pay someone to do his murderous jobs... Lock them all up. No deals.

      Bardy - 2012-01-10 14:59

      What on earth are you talking about???

  • Deon - 2012-01-10 15:00

    It sounds like they have no clue where this man is.

      Theresa - 2012-01-10 15:08

      Just heard on SABC news that they think he's jumped the country.No surprises there..

  • Phumezo - 2012-01-10 15:08

    Another miscarraige of justice and malpractice by our law enforcement agencies! These man are as victims as the woman who was raped! But then again we all know whose interests is our constitution serving! How I long to see the day Chief Justice Mogoeng Mongoeng proposes a total overhaul in our justice sytem! Because cleary it is not serving the interests of those who were previously marginalised!

      StarStruck - 2012-01-10 15:32

      Your views towards South Africa are rotten. I have just about had it with your cheap shots at white people. Move to ZimBOBwe you idiot.

      godesha - 2012-01-10 15:42

      Phumezo, our justice system is not serving the interests of ANY South African citizen, neither is our government. Crime affects us all in case you haven't noticed.

      Deon - 2012-01-10 15:53

      Criminals should be brought to justice, whatever theire race.

      Jenny - 2012-01-10 16:06

      It seems that there is a new mindset in South Africa which goes... don't bother about divorce, just have your partner assassinated. If you dont like someone else's viewpoint, just shoot them. If someone "forces" you to do a crime (even if they are outnumbered three to one), you can always enjoy the rape and afterwards blame the person who "forced" you to do it and escape all retribution. May I ask Phumezo how he would feel if someone shot or raped his family members and it turned out the next-door-neighbour had paid them to do it? Would be not want the shooter/rapist to pay for the crime as well as the neighbour?

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-10 16:31

      The only thing marginalised is your Iq.

  • comurray - 2012-01-10 15:10

    The hunt for this man has been drawn out far too long, by this time he could be anywhere in the world. As for those supposedly forced to rape and hurt his ex wife, since when does anybody have to be forced to rape a woman. I smell lots of rats.

      Gail - 2012-01-10 15:27

      I would imagine that it would be difficult to "perform" while having a gun to your head. I don't think the whole truth is being told here.

      Marcel - 2012-01-10 16:07

      @Gail - how do you rationalise the irrational? Scary how you think...

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-01-10 15:25

    Do they real exist these guys or someone is trying to involve the 'Otherside' for his crime deeds. Te alleged victim said the three alleged forced labourers where balaclava clad and the assumption now is, they where African guys right? A very closer look into this case is now needed, Sounds organised buddies were involved here.

  • Trent Hodges - 2012-01-10 15:33

    Yesterday they were saying the Arrest was imminent?

  • branden.hart - 2012-01-10 15:35

    I thought the arrest of this sicko was "imminent" - Seems it is not so.

  • Thoka - 2012-01-10 15:35

    they waiting for him/them to come forward like Hennings naive bike killers, you guys are dealing with mahloadibona.incompitent

  • Louise - 2012-01-10 15:39

    You telling me that 3 men couldn't over power Kotze and get the gun away from him? this story is way too fishy! Jus like Shrien Dewani's story!

  • Deeteem - 2012-01-10 15:46

    I am sorry to say this but can the detectives find their offices in the mornings ?

  • Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 15:52

    4 Men, one with a gun? If those men really didnt want to harm/rape that woman, they could have disarmed the one with the gun. They are all guilty in my eyes

  • Ernst - 2012-01-10 15:53

    Because Piet Beileveld pointed it out? I am afraid the police wasted a week and it might be to late!

  • Tony - 2012-01-10 15:56

    Incompetent ,dysfunctional , ineffective ,unfit ,hopeless ,ineffectual ,purposeless ,unproductive ,fruitless ,good for nothing cops who need the help of criminals to catch a criminal.

  • Ernst - 2012-01-10 15:56

    Did Piet Beyleveld wake you up? The Police took 7 days to realize the three rapists can help them? I am afraid it is a bit late!

  • Grant - 2012-01-10 16:02

    A few thoughts I've had. This was not a 'spur of the moment attack' Kotze planned it so he would have planned a way of avoiding arrest. Whilst Kotze was uding the knife on his wife, why didn't the 3 men jump him? The 3 men could have since been killed by Kotze to avoid witnesses. Why have the police been saying an arrest was imminent?

  • jruppersberg - 2012-01-10 16:15

    How can a man rape a woman against he's will at gunpoint? I would never be able to get a "Stiffie' in a situation like that. For a man to get an erection (required for rape) he has to be aroused. They obviously were...

  • Mphozessed - 2012-01-10 16:32

    this is poor investigation protocol I have ever heard of in history of mankind. They should rather ask Rhodes University MTN Center for Crime Investigation to assist them. SAPS has failed succesfully on this count.

  • Patricia - 2012-01-10 18:34

    hah hah the 3 are traumatised, whats next???????????????????????????? they enjoyed raping her, point!!!

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