Johan Kotzé arrested

2012-01-11 12:28

Johannesburg - Police have arrested Johan Kotzé, who is accused of orchestrating a gruesome assault on his estranged wife and of killing his teenage stepson, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

"The elusive Johan Kotzé, who evaded police capture has finally been arrested," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"He was arrested this morning in Modimolle at about 11:45. He has been on the run since last week... The suspect will appear before the Modimolle Magistrate's Court soon."

Kotzé, 50, had been on the run since the assault and murder in Modimolle a week ago.

A 42-year-old man who was allegedly forced to participate in the attack was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal north of Pretoria earlier on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, police recovered Kotzé 's Toyota Fortuner in Modimolle and Mulaudzi warned that his arrest was imminent.

  • Abbucketlist - 2012-01-11 12:30

    Well done!!!!

      Citizen - 2012-01-11 12:46

      A perfect candidate to argue the return of the death sentence

      Gareth - 2012-01-11 12:55

      Bardy you are right....... Maybe it's you!!

      Bardy - 2012-01-11 12:59

      You sure it's him this time???

      Ann - 2012-01-11 13:09

      Excellent - now keep him locked away from everyone!

      Burton - 2012-01-11 13:12

      In the true spirit of our sports minister: Moer hulle boys, moer hulle!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-11 13:18

      Well done. I humbly withdraw my sceptisism concerning the press releases of this morning.

      George - 2012-01-11 13:30

      @ Margie, Please dont count on that too soon. Cops have been known to stuff things up along the way. ie release the wrong person and take bribes

      Kacee - 2012-01-11 13:45

      Well Johan Kotzé, lets hope bubba in prison shows you the same respect you did your wife.

      Janice - 2012-01-11 13:46

      Best news Ive heard all week!!!

      Sandra - 2012-01-11 13:46

      In jail he will become some gangster's "wife"; and then he will know how it feels to be raped.

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-11 13:53

      Two things occur to me: 1. What about all the headlines and reports that he is definitely no longer in Limpopo?? (Modimolle is where it happened) 2. He DID tell the police not to look for him - wonder if he was trying to tell them he would be at home?? Anyway I am glad he has been arrested, my thoughts with his mutilated wife.

      CarlS - 2012-01-11 13:55

      +1 to the SAPS.

      Schmee - 2012-01-11 14:00

      I'm totally against the death penalty but Citizen has a point. This one could make me change my mind.

      planetdonovan - 2012-01-11 14:03

      i guess you're not "totally against the death penalty" then...

      Bryan - 2012-01-11 14:24

      I hope he likes prison food.......and penis!

      Leon - 2012-01-13 11:08

      Strange how a white man; no matter how dispicable has made headline news so fast; while white children keep dissapearing in muti killings and we never hear about the savagery of the black man. Might be because it's "just a cultural pastime.) If a white man is the culprit it's international news; if it's a black; (justice for being suppressed?) Hang Johan; but hang everyone we don't even get to know about who are just as savage; but by nature.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2012-01-11 12:30

    He did not run far! Are you sure he new he was on the run?

      Johncarlos Cynical Biza - 2012-01-11 12:34

      You are technically on the run even if you hide in your own house

      Leendert - 2012-01-11 12:34

      Lol. What do they say, the best escape is to stay close to the scene?!

      Thopa - 2012-01-11 13:16

      So did this guy expect cops to start looking for him in CPT whn he committed the murder in Limpopo? What a clown!

      George - 2012-01-11 13:31

      Is it the right person

      Mike - 2012-01-11 13:40

      @Chris: Of cause he knew he was on the run, so did SAPS! Why do you think they asked Interpol to help arresting him a few blocks away????

  • Ben - 2012-01-11 12:31

    Thanks goodness, at last.

  • Deon - 2012-01-11 12:31

    Well done.

  • adrian.bruwer - 2012-01-11 12:32

    Well done to the Police!!

  • Greg - 2012-01-11 12:32


  • Amy McSithole - 2012-01-11 12:32

    About time!!

  • dionne.barnard - 2012-01-11 12:33

    good, teach him a lesson

  • Michelle - 2012-01-11 12:33

    Hope he gets everything he deserves!!!

  • Mart - 2012-01-11 12:33

    Prove his guilt and 'dispatch him' to the other side for his ultimate judgement!

  • MissGremlin - 2012-01-11 12:34

    Good news indeed.

  • Thoka - 2012-01-11 12:34

    At long last .hand him over to Modimulle community, I am sure they waiting for a queck justice.

      jenny.vorster - 2012-01-11 12:54


  • lenandiv - 2012-01-11 12:34

    Wonderful news!!! Now... let the bastard suffer!

  • Gerta - 2012-01-11 12:34

    May God hve mercy on his soul. You must carry a lot of hate and hurt around in you to do something like this...

      Vegi - 2012-01-11 12:38

      He will never see the outside again.

      Craig - 2012-01-11 13:26

      @Flowingriver: You are a f-nut of note. No women (of any colour) get turned on by being gang raped and having their son killed. Why dont you do us all a favour and stop commenting

      george.viljoen - 2012-01-11 13:36

      Why must God have mercy on his soul ? He had no mercy for his victims !

      nasheenar - 2012-01-11 13:46

      Gerta ..really just for a fleeting moment picture yourself in the victims sitution. If the betrayal of the man you married doesnt get to you the fear, humiliation and the sinister act of another human being should. Why should there be mercy on his soul?

  • julie.khan3 - 2012-01-11 12:34

    Strip him naked ,hang him in a "public Square" allow him to be gang raped.Give his wife a gun to kill him. an eye for an eye. My heart grieves for her son!!Well done cops!!

      Samantha - 2012-01-11 12:56

      no, not a gun, too easy, give her the same grinder he used on her-

      Schmee - 2012-01-11 13:24

      And then we wonder why everyone else is so violent.

  • thabang.tsoku - 2012-01-11 12:36

    good job

  • thabang.tsoku - 2012-01-11 12:36

    good job

  • comurray - 2012-01-11 12:37

    Congratulations SAPS, another murderous bastard off the streets. Lock him up and mislay all the keys. Make sure he is in leg irons before that.

  • nmunyai - 2012-01-11 12:39

    good job...

  • Stephen - 2012-01-11 12:39

    That is great news just a pity it took so long to find the bastard. Let him go to jail for life Pappa and his counterparts are waiting for him.

      Dou - 2012-01-11 13:01

      For all you know he will be one of the main "pappas" raping other inmates. Rather rid the earth of this scum

  • Yvette Wiid - 2012-01-11 12:40

    Hopefully there are a few 'papas' waiting for him...

  • leanne.dougall - 2012-01-11 12:41


  • rulinda.engel - 2012-01-11 12:41

    Thank God!

  • Felix - 2012-01-11 12:42

    There are some seriously deranged folk here downvoting all the congratulatory comments.

      MissGremlin - 2012-01-11 12:53

      trolls. feed them to the rabid hamsters!

  • Kgabo - 2012-01-11 12:42

    aha! now that's a job well throw in where he wont hurt anyone anymore..If he gets out, il shoot him myself

  • Mashudu - 2012-01-11 12:42

    now he must rot in hell!

  • casper.bornman - 2012-01-11 12:43

    Very good job ! Just wish all the killers of the farmers can be caught so quickly as well with so much publicity....

      Jeanette - 2012-01-11 15:45

      till wait 3 years for them to caught the murder of my husband, housebrake 28 dec 08, we were sleeping, then they beat us up and shot my husband..... no 1 is cought, file already sent to archieves..... how is justice in our land...... If you are nobody, or not on world news, they forget about you and your husband, and family.... they just close the file and say sorry .... no matter how big trantum you trow it doesnt help....

      posseltk - 2012-01-12 00:25

      My heart goes out to you and your family. I do hope that they catch these criminals and that the correct justice is served.

  • Theresa - 2012-01-11 12:43

    Why would any sane person give these comments a thumbs down? You must also be the psycho type that condones this guy's behaviour!

      sha.dreyer - 2012-01-11 13:17

      Trolls Theresa who are out to stir!

      Moss - 2012-01-11 14:47

      It's probably Proafrikaans!!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-11 17:36

      @Moss. On the contrary, trolls are usually from another group hoping that people will think that way.

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2012-01-11 12:44

    shot him like a dog!

      Collen - 2012-01-11 13:13

      Please don't insult dogs. You too need a bit of education.

  • Jason - 2012-01-11 12:44

    Good job!

  • andrew.kenny01 - 2012-01-11 12:45

    hang hom!

  • Louise - 2012-01-11 12:45

    Well Done!

  • buzzardfrey - 2012-01-11 12:46

    Was he hiding in the caves of Modimolle mountains when arrested? The old adage " can run but you cannot hide..." still holds. Now it's for the courts...

  • nmbave - 2012-01-11 12:46

    more detail will follow later," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. Well Done on the arrest.... But lets wait for more details to follow.

  • merciac - 2012-01-11 12:47

    Good! Hang him

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-11 12:47

    Not very bright is he. He committed the crime a week ago in Nylstroom. Then he was captured in the very same town.

  • nkele.malatji - 2012-01-11 12:48

    He thinks he can just kill a person and ran away before of isecurities and selfishness,the next thing they will be telling us he is at pschiatrist hospital he can't cope in prison.

  • Jacqueline - 2012-01-11 12:49

    Those boys in blue deserve a Bells! Well done guys! Hope the state nails his dangly bits to the wall!

  • julie.khan3 - 2012-01-11 12:49

    (His "eyes" )Cruel,murderous ,cunning!!~!

      Iza - 2012-01-11 16:53

      I agree...he has phsycopath eyes...every person I have met with his kind of eyes had some sort of rage / jealousy issues..

  • Samantha - 2012-01-11 12:51

    should have shot him on sight!- just like how he shot that poor boy- a life for a life

  • Koos - 2012-01-11 12:51

    nice one!!!!!!!!! now... bring back the death penalty!!!!!!

  • Shaun - 2012-01-11 12:51

    What a lowlife. I hope he gets raped in jail.

  • Deon - 2012-01-11 12:53

    Good. I thought he was so clever, if you are on the run you don't return to home

  • sarelvdwalt - 2012-01-11 12:53

    Well done all involved! Let justice be served!

  • Blade - 2012-01-11 12:54

    Hang him and his 3 rapist accomplices.

  • Tanya - 2012-01-11 12:54


      Moss - 2012-01-11 14:51

      Why would you do thumbs down' on such good news??

  • GregAddo - 2012-01-11 12:55

    A short rope with a long drop me thinks....

  • Tendy Nedombs - 2012-01-11 12:55

    Well done, but are we not going to hear that there is no proof that he committed such crime in some few weeks to come? Let us hope not.

  • juliusedwa - 2012-01-11 12:56

    Well done he is not deserverd in the society, let him pay for his game

  • sihleh.mthethwa - 2012-01-11 12:56

    If only we had castration as a form of punishment to rapists and their accomplices.

      ttrevenen - 2012-01-11 13:17