Alleged Johan Kotze accomplice nabbed

2012-01-11 10:50

Johannesburg - A 42-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for the gruesome assault on a Modimolle woman, Limpopo police said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the man was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

He was one of three men wanted in the attack allegedly orchestrated by fugitive Johan Kotzé on his estranged wife.

"The suspect is expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday pending further police investigations."

He said the police recovered Kotzé's Toyota Fortuner in Modimolle on Tuesday night.

Kotzé is on the run after the assault on his wife and allegedly killing his teenage stepson in Modimolle.

"A team of investigators, with the assistance of a police helicopter, are combing the area where the vehicle was found abandoned."

Police investigations were at an advanced and sensitive stage and more arrests were imminent, said Mulaudzi.

  • Peace - 2012-01-11 10:57

    May this Kotze guy be arrested and be severely punished,he doesn`t deserve freedom!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-11 11:06

      First they were closing in on him, now they are at a sensitive stage... Translate as: "Don't ask us too many questions, how must we know where he is."

      elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-11 11:16

      I can't wait for the headline news Johan Kotze shot death by the police while trying to escape!

      delahvonne - 2012-01-11 12:13

      @ PEACE , that will be a "no can do" because he has none

      Petronell - 2012-01-11 12:43

      apparently he has been a few minutes ago - according to radio Jacaranda! well done to the police!!!

  • Robi - 2012-01-11 10:57

    Please arrest Satanist and send him to china with drugs in his bag.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-01-11 11:19

      agree with the idea, but monster could have sufficed...satanist just sounds naive!

      Steve - 2012-01-11 11:22

      Probably full of narcotics anyway...

      galef - 2012-01-11 11:39

      THIS!!! has nothing to do with Satanists.....this man worked on his own and is a brutal selfish heartless a'hole who need to go to prison and ahve his a'hole stretched from o to the first hour he is locked up.....

  • Deon - 2012-01-11 11:00

    Hope they get the main pig soon

  • Anton - 2012-01-11 11:00

    Aha, we are getting somewhere. Now put up roadblocks at all roads exiting Makapanstad and Hammanskraal. He has probably gone back to Modimolle.

  • Robi - 2012-01-11 11:00

    Lets send Durban police squad to arrest him

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-11 11:01

    Johan Kotze he seem a very dangerous but intelligent guy and is a matter of time before they apprehend him. I never seen such a cruel person in my life please get him and mistakenly shot him in the head when he try to escape. Is people like him who halt the progress building a united and crime free South Africa!

  • - 2012-01-11 11:05

    The accomplice is nabbed but Kotze is still on the run after police bragged about "knowing exactly where Johan Kotze is" two days ago. They better get this guy ASAP. If a person can orchestrate such a crime and dodge police like this, it will be a matter of time before he skips the country.

  • wnkambule - 2012-01-11 11:06

    Johan Kotze is next, even the worse and powerful dictators doesn't end up well!

  • Kobus - 2012-01-11 11:09

    Dont think its about Kotze being so intelligent. Its rather about the investigation officers being so stupid :(

  • Jason - 2012-01-11 11:10

    I thought that the SAPS wanted help from these guys to catch the main cat envolved in this, now he will appear before the Magistrated, wtf is going on??

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-11 12:06

      rape is rape.... do you expect these 3 to walk free?! They raped and assisted to brutalise a human being, do you honestly think for one minute, 3 of them could not have taken this scum bag at some point during the attack?

      Sam - 2012-01-11 12:44

      U must remember the victim said, they were held at gun point, gun point is gun point, rape is rape..... Alan use yr head for once...

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-11 13:13

      @SAm... Just how did he manage to hold them at gunpoint while stabbing her breasts... REALLY, they could have done something... WAKE UP YOU LOSER!!! THINK!!!!!

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-11 13:28

      ...lastly SAM.... Because innocent men wont be able to get an erection when having a gun pointed at them to commit such an act.... maybe soil their pants yes, but certainly not an erection.... idiot!

  • Ambi - 2012-01-11 11:16

    Yesterday they were on their way to arrest him??? Seems like more of the same BS

  • swavka - 2012-01-11 11:20

    Toyota Fortuner discovered on Tuesday abandoned in Modimille, FFS that is over a week ago that this incident took place - has he been hiding in plain sight, or maybe it's a case of "they all look alike". Just a thought.

  • Barefoot - 2012-01-11 11:22

    if you only read news24 and no other forms of media you'll assume that the police are not competent but common sense tells me the police are doing their best, there are many fugitives the world over even in the mighty USA, e.g have you seen the FBI's most wanted list? some have been on that list for months or years even though their possible locations are listed on the website

  • Thoka - 2012-01-11 11:25

    Long overdue, people are living in fear because of him, send solders to look for him police cant do it clearly. I have a feeling he is hiding in farm somewhere in Limpopo. Arrest that farmer too

  • Larry - 2012-01-11 11:26

    I just hope they dont do deals with these creatures. They need to be jailed for life.. all of them.

  • rulinda.engel - 2012-01-11 11:26

    Poor woman!

  • Mufamadi Zwivhuya - 2012-01-11 11:30

    Used to think this kind of thng only hapen to blck comunity. Wow even whites resolve their isues by kilin n hurtin one anada. Simple mean skin doesnt mater. We al human.

  • Phillipine - 2012-01-11 11:31

    Put a reward on his head and i will bring him screaming and kicking.

  • derek.helberg - 2012-01-11 11:31

    The sad part is that he may get away with it by commiting suicide.

      Deon - 2012-01-11 11:35

      Some people love themselves too much to do this, though very few will cry for him should he go that route.

      margaret.mead1 - 2012-01-11 11:41

      Then he has to face GOD! FOR EVER!! Believe me, suicide is no escape. But it would be better to see justice done, on earth.

      Schmee - 2012-01-11 12:25

      I also thought so at first but then read other news reports where people say he has always been a horrible person, so now I doubt he is going to do us the favour. I do however hope he does commit suicide because I object in having my hard earned taxes spent on feeding a monster like this in jail.

  • tebogophora - 2012-01-11 11:34

    Kotze is hiding in Soweto LOLZ

      Moss - 2012-01-11 11:37

      Go to mxit, this definately not your area of expertise

  • BigBoer - 2012-01-11 11:38

    Hang him high !

  • margaret.mead1 - 2012-01-11 11:40

    This is horrible. What a monster! The devil had a field day. I pray for this poor lady, that she will recover from this disaster.

  • Vegi - 2012-01-11 11:48

    The SAPS should accidentally set off a gun in front of this man's ugly nose immediately they catch him.

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-11 12:08

      That's probably what he is hoping for... I think NOT... he must go to jail... let's see how well he copes once raped...

      Liesbet - 2012-01-11 12:13

      Agree Alana! Our jails in SA, is not a Country Club! Especially Poolsmoor....

  • Mphotent - 2012-01-11 11:59

    understanding that behaviour pathology is a complex subject, I so wish that all reasonable steps be taken to ensure his mental state examination is looked into to ensure justice is maintained in a manner consistent to constitutional provisions having considered all aspects. My condolences to the family.

  • Mtizozo - 2012-01-11 12:00

    Well done to the police services, back to my words, when they said they are closing, its a strategy, they have alredy found him long time a go but gave him a long rope,, nehh,,

  • alanaR.rodriguez - 2012-01-11 12:04

    If he does not commit suicide, he will do the "suicide by cop" routine.... I cannot see him going into custody or standing trial, he is nothing but a bully, who pray on those who are vulnerable, he will NEVER face the music for this, he does not have the balls or backbone to do so, the minute someone of his own "strength" takes him on he will rather die than fight, then there will be no "macho man"... just a sad poor, good for nothing little man....

  • helen.derobillard - 2012-01-11 12:16

    According to Beeld he has just been arrested that is what I have just read

      madsipho - 2012-01-11 12:22


      Sithando - 2012-01-11 12:30

      Demand a refund you have just read a fake.

  • Mtizozo - 2012-01-11 12:30

    another Agliote, he will never take his trial and stay in jail,,he has toom much cash,,corruption

      helen.derobillard - 2012-01-11 12:36

      It it all over the newe as well as web pages Beeld, Jacaranda, News 24 need any more??

  • chantellvg - 2012-01-11 12:52

    I Cant believe what some people say about "them being victims"??? what the hell... if that was the case why arent they coming forward if they where victims? Why run and hide if they were victims? I'm sure 3 grown up men could have tried to fight Johan (together they could have won the fight) and could have been seen as Heros and not do those horrible things to her!!! Someone is probably helping and hiding this evil man... he was desprite enough to call people to help, who knows maybe someone is helping him after all.

  • Tim - 2012-01-11 12:55

    death sentence must be reinstated for such people.

  • rosiegracebrooks - 2012-01-11 13:16

    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.

      Kekeletso Nakeli - 2012-01-13 08:36

      Okay now I'm very confused. These men who the victim says were forced to rape her at gun point, whom the police said then had nothing to fear, because all the police wanted was their input, are now appearing in court... So are they actually being charged, even though the police were told by the victim, that they too were victims of Kotze.

  • zelna.oberholster - 2012-01-11 13:40

    Well done! Perhaps now the pieces of the puzzle can start fitting together.I fully undesrtand the SAPS' reluctance to give away too much info as it could hamper their efforts to track Kotze down- and now that they did track him down- I hope that they have done everything technically correct as the last thing RSA needs is to get a criminal off the hook because of a botched up investigation. We dont need, we don't want, we won't tolerate beasts like him in our society.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-11 22:31

      Well said, Zelna. I noted on one of the first reports that he most have an accomplice tracking all the info on N24 and other sites. I believe the Police played this one very cleverly. Eat crow - those who said SAPS are unable to catch this killer. I am sure there were people in the local community who played a huge role in his capture. High Five to you.

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