Cops grill Johan Kotzé

2012-01-11 18:46

Johannesburg - Johan Kotzé, accused of orchestrating a gruesome assault on his estranged wife and killing his teenage stepson, will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday, Limpopo police said.

"He is incarcerated now and detectives are interrogating him before his court appearance on Friday," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Kotzé was arrested in Modimolle shortly before noon on Wednesday. The Star reported he was caught while walking in a street in the town, after a high-speed chase with police in which he crashed his car.

"He was on the run the whole night last night. He went to hospital because he was dehydrated after abandoning his car," Mulaudzi said.

Kotzé, 50, had been on the run since the assault and murder in Modimolle on January 4.

He allegedly forced three men at gunpoint, believed to be his workers, to participate in the attack. Kotzé also stands accused of killing the woman's son by shooting him in the chest and head.

One of the three workers, a 42-year-old man, was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal north of Pretoria earlier on Wednesday.

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

The hunt for the other two men was continuing.

On Tuesday night police recovered Kotzé's Toyota Fortuner in Modimolle.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant Simon Mpembe, has commended the team of investigators who arrested Kotze.

  • Robi - 2012-01-11 18:53

    let him grilled by KZN police squad

      craigtjames - 2012-01-11 19:07

      Let the punishment fit the crime..... And please do not let this take 5 years to finalise. Get this investigation and hearings over and done with as soon as possible. We need to start setting examples of how hideous crimes should be handled.

      Sithando - 2012-01-11 19:35

      stefano LOL,your emotions are agitated as well, are you aware of that at all? posting doesn't excuse your involvement.

      RE - 2012-01-11 19:37

      lol, no one gonna hear u scream for help when u get raped in jail.

      Yar - 2012-01-11 20:54

      @Robi Let him be grilled by Weber & CADAC.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-11 21:16

      He can forget about bail coz he is flight thread, but anything is possible. Just imagine the judge giving him a suspended sentence, it is just a matter of how much you got, and who you know as well.

  • eedgan - 2012-01-11 19:01

    He should be grilled - literally

  • Vegi - 2012-01-11 19:09

    At first glance of the article I thought it said "Cops kill Johan Kotze". I am still hoping for an accidental discharge of a firearm by the cops. I am more angry at what he did to the innocent teenager stepson. The boy did not deserve to die in the manner the beast killed him. I won't mind him trying to escape and the cops using their firearms to stop the escape.

      Yar - 2012-01-11 20:56

      So Vegi, at last an admission that you just don't read properly.

      Gail - 2012-01-12 16:30

      Too much of that kind of thing happened during apartheid or was said to have happened at the TRC hearings. Justice must be done and yes the quicker the better but unfortunately the wheels of justice grind slowly. The important thing is he should NOT get bail. The police must ensure that all the t's are crossed and the i's dotted before they take him to court so there is no chance of him walking away from this vicious assault and murder. Any money he may have should be confiscated and paid out to the victim who had to watch him kill her son as well as have three men assault her.

  • jandreleroux - 2012-01-11 19:09

    My first reaction was: Grill is probably just an expression. What a pity!

  • Dave - 2012-01-11 19:12

    So, all the comments from the wise people questioning our police force have stopped, lol, must be bad to feel like a looser, well done to our law enforcement, they did an outstanding job in apprehending this animal, of course, there are people out there who think that this is the only case the cops had on their hands.......shame

      Douglas - 2012-01-11 19:26

      You are the loser - the SAPS are pathetic , just because they manage to apprehend a high profile fugitive doesn't mean they are competent. This idiot never had a hope in hell of getting away with it. Try reporting a petty crime like burglary or hijacking at you local SAPS branch to see how effective they really are

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-11 19:33

      @douglas There are SOME(way more than we'd care to admit) cops who are completely useless (we can't deny that), BUT there are a number of cops who do the job the best they can but are underpaid, overworked, not supported and work in a country where the law seems to protect the criminals more than the law-abiding citizens.

      carpejugulim - 2012-01-11 20:03

      @ TheWatcher I'd like to add to your statement please ... there are many Reservist members that do the same, the best job they can to assist the regular force and Joe Public, all on a voluntary basis too. Reservist members that are there because they want to and are combatting crime

      Johan Grobbelaar - 2012-01-11 21:16

      D@mn it must really suck 2 be u... Always sour... Did u not have toys or did ur granny beat u with the stupidstick?

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-11 22:32

      @seize the throat: I never knew that. Thanks for the tidbit of information :)

      arheder - 2012-01-15 09:21

      Dave a friend of Kotze phoned the police ,they did not get him by investigating

  • Killroy - 2012-01-11 19:14

    Nandos Special "Kotze thighs" SAPS Grilled to confession

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-11 19:34

      the other other white meat :D

  • ACEUP - 2012-01-11 19:19

    Hang the scum of the earth

      RE - 2012-01-11 21:11

      no, 1st cut off a finger on each hand.. then cut of his penis that bothered him, then hang him

  • Kim - 2012-01-11 19:28

    Waiting for the headline news stating that he is seriously ill and needs medical treatment.

      Yar - 2012-01-11 20:57

      Hopefully for a gunshot wound.

      RE - 2012-01-11 21:07

      from non-stop anus bleeding

  • Sithando - 2012-01-11 19:38

    grilling? this late? dinner should be finished by now.

      Juan - 2012-01-11 20:00

      No they wanted him well done

  • SuzanneGonzalez - 2012-01-11 19:51

    If he is guilty of this gruesome crime, he deserves the death penalty, a penalty that should be brought back!

      RE - 2012-01-11 21:09

      tell that to the thiefs, rapists n murderers who dont want that,why u think the anc took it away?coz they know half of their brother wud b 6ft under

      Louise Ludovica Visagie Visagie - 2013-07-15 17:40

      Hang the bastard but that can even be too quick. This world is full of sick asses and they plead insane. But know how to do the crime. Hang em high

  • hannesw1 - 2012-01-11 20:10

    I don't know this man or this family, but why the media hysteria about this? One farm murder is just as gruesome, if not more. One thousand four hundred people gruesomely killed in car accidents in less than one month is much, much more gruesome than this, but the government spin doctors and their media surrogates have already swept it aside. This man is already found guilty by a media group so hungry for news away from their beloved ANC government and what better news than a white man doing something wrong...for a change? All these allegations must still be proved in a court of law and he must be found a sane person to be tried. Not one of you or Media 24 were there when this alleged crimes took place. The end outcome of this case is clearly not important to some of the idiot commentators here.

      Berthram Bowles - 2012-01-11 20:47

      Everyone of these "idiot" commentators are allowed an opinion on a public news blog. That is the purpose of it. The reason it got so much attention is the part where this isn't just some random farm murder or carcrash or "white male murderer". It is because he (Johan) tortured his own (estranged) wife and killed his stepson. It is about the fact that anyone you know can turn against you in a heartbeat. And should he be found guilty of these inhumanities, he deserves every last piece of negative comment thrown his way. Should he be found guilty, the only wrong thing done to him should be compassion. Everyone is not delivering a judgment on him, they are commenting on his behaviour if it really was what happened. You are allowed to defend his case, but keep in mind, everyone else is allowed an opinion too.

      craigtjames - 2012-01-11 21:02

      Hannes, I think the agitation here is because of the circumstances. It was according to the information, deliberate - premeditated - it has nothing to do with black or white or News24. The article is a man who maimed his ex-wife, killed her son, had her raped - have you noticed how many black posters are as appalled by this than everybody else.

      hannesw1 - 2012-01-11 23:49

      @Berthram & Craigt - you left out the word "allegedly"...But, I'm not for one moment defending the act this man (allegedly) done. Firstly people are condemning him to hell because the media (24) and pathetic police spokesmen found him guilty already? For all we know he might be found insane and will therefore according to our law become a patient of the state or maybe he did not even do it, or maybe there are other facts like self defence. How do we know? Why do you kill a step son, just like that? Was there maybe more about this boy,like Satanism or drugs? At the moment we only hear the one side and once again Media24 now even dug up an ex girlfriend!!!? We will only know once the court case comes up. As for the Media (24) and the SAPS please Google the Fred van der Vyver\Inge Lotz court judgement and you will see how the police shockingly tampered with evidence to frame an innocent man and "close" a case. And the media played along all the time. Let's wait for a guilty verdict and then we hang, burn, torture, kill, rape or put a tyre around his neck. Ok?

      Jason - 2012-01-12 13:58

      Hannes, speak for yourself (idiot commentators) - were you perhaps witness to what he has allegedly done? Ja, thats what I thought. Self defence, I think not, this c*nt even grinded off the poor ladies nipples with a effing grinder, self defence from what I wonder? Lastly if there are perhaps other "reasons" involved, why has he been on the run, what for - why not hand himself in? ja, once again thats what I thought mate.

  • Sithando - 2012-01-11 20:15

    It is expected that ANC is not blamed for it's police services to act so swiftly.LOL.AND DA is not congratulated for the action of it's members towards their wives.LOLI... 2012 is bringing a sack full.

  • Ken - 2012-01-11 20:29

    How can the cops be commended for being so slow ?

      Kim - 2012-01-11 20:53

      Was it not the Hawks that found him? Just asking

  • Lufuno - 2012-01-11 22:04

    To all who were critisizing our cops, what do you have to say now?

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-11 22:35

      I think most people were criticizing the reports along the lines of 'we've nearly got him' for a few too many days before they did. But thumbs up to the cops for getting him.

      Jason - 2012-01-12 14:00

      As I understand this c*nt had been hiding 2km from his own house Lufuno, and I think this would be the reason for slating our SAPS, I for one commend them for catching this excuse of skin, and I for one know he will get everything he deserves!!

  • Lufuno - 2012-01-11 22:06

    Don't be suprised if tommorow he will be going to hospital for psychometric evaluation, just thinking.

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-01-11 22:34

    Dont grill the poor bastard, just put a bullet in his head.

  • Brandon - 2012-01-12 06:07

    First he was found in an abandoned house in a veld and now he was found walking in a street. What is the real story?

  • musamuskid - 2012-01-12 09:06

    madness indeed, he is a definite pshyco

  • peter.vanachter - 2012-01-12 18:02

    i find this man disgusting and should be strung up a tree, death penalty would even be to good for him, he needs to be removed from society forever.

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