Johan Kotzé set to appear in court

2012-01-13 08:00

Modimolle - Johan Kotzé, accused of orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife and killing his teenage stepson, will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Kotzé, 50, was arrested in the Limpopo town around noon on Wednesday. He had been on the run since the crimes were committed at his home in the town on January 4.

A nationwide manhunt was launched after Kotzé fled in a white Toyota Fortuner, and the other three men he allegedly forced at gunpoint to gang-rape his estranged wife, fled on foot.

It was reported that a local woman recognised him at shop where he was buying food and called the police, resulting in a night-long search.

He was arrested walking in a street in the town on Wednesday afternoon, offered no resistance and reportedly started crying.

He had been living in his car in the bush about 2km outside Modimolle.

One of the three workers he allegedly forced to participate in the attack, a 42-year-old man, was arrested in Makapanstad near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria on Wednesday. He was also expected to appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said more charges could be added as investigations unfolded.

The two other men were still at large.

  • Peace - 2012-01-13 08:08

    why are they wasting time taking this thing to court,haven`t they shot him dead or hanged him yet?

      Rudi - 2012-01-13 08:15

      Please explain to me how someone can get it up at gunpoint? They are as guilty as he is. Yes, give me all the thumbs down you want but they all deserve the death penalty.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-13 08:25

      Okay, I give up. First he was arrested in an abandoned house. Yesterday he was arrested at a friend's house. Now he was arrested walking down the street. Mystified.

      Jono - 2012-01-13 08:33

      They are going through the selection process of picking the right prison whom they feel will return the favor the best! Touch your ankles pal...

      Donald - 2012-01-13 08:47

      Agreed with Rudi, I cant even get it up when my wife looks at me in a threatening manner. They are ALL guilty.

      Rudi - 2012-01-13 09:02

      Just like there is a special place in prison for idiots like these, there is also a special place in hell reserved for them.

      Mike - 2012-01-13 09:02

      I wonder if they have the right man? First he was arrested in an abandoned house, then at a friends house, then in the bush with a K9 unit and now in town in the street. Thus, I conclude they arrested 4 guys?

      Karring - 2012-01-13 09:04

      he gave them all viagra's first.....

      Peace - 2012-01-13 09:09

      apparently he was crying when they arrested him,he thought cops would say "siestog lets let him go"

  • Thoka - 2012-01-13 08:08

    Give him free bail and don't escort him anywhere.

  • Ben - 2012-01-13 08:10

    Should be very interesting to hear what he has to say for himself and then the story his defence think up.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-13 08:27

      That will not happen for a year or two. This is not his court case, this is his pre-trial appearance.

  • koo.doyle - 2012-01-13 08:10

    I have now heard three versions of how he was caught? At a friend's house when he rocked up looking for help, after he was spotted at a supermarket and then tracked down while making his getaway on foot, and now arrested while walking in the street? Come on, there can be only one?

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-01-13 08:20

      also noticed that..

      carel.mouton - 2012-01-13 08:27

      Yes it is incredible how he could be caught at three different locations. The next we will hear is that he has been helped to escape from jail by aliens.

      Petro - 2012-01-13 09:45

      Maybe this is the reason why the cops could not track him down right under their noses? Maybe they are also not sure where and how they arrested him!

  • Craig - 2012-01-13 08:12

    Perfecdt justification for the Hangmans noose.

      carel.mouton - 2012-01-13 08:38

      Bring back the death sentence in our country. A lot of heads will roll.Crime is out of hand and killers get away with light sentences. Nobody is afraid to commit murder as they know they will only get a short sentence. Our justice system sucks.

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 09:16

      Carel, having a death sentence is not going to help at all. In fact the murder rate is dropping in SA. (2004 - 19 824, 2011 - 15 940 0,75% of all crime) In most cases the prospective murderer does not think of the consequences of his action. I cannot imagine Mr. Kotzé stopping and thinking what is going to happen as a result of his crime. Yes, there obviously was some planning, but I believe he was deranged. A possibility of an execution would have made no difference.

  • Jayne - 2012-01-13 08:27

    Why have the men who were forced 'at gunpoint' been arrested?

      Tyron - 2012-01-13 08:56

      exactly that they RAPED a woman!!

      Jason - 2012-01-13 09:29

      Jayne as I understand they were actually paid to assist him, well thats what News24 claimed the other day, not too sure bout the facts in this case, lets wait and see what kind of story these evil bastards try to spin on us..

  • Michelle - 2012-01-13 08:30

    This story makes me sick to my stomach! This country is so overrun with lawlessness. Sickening! Lock this savage up!!!

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 09:54

      I agree, the lawlessness is horrific in our country! Breaking speed limits, not wearing seat belts (have you ever seen a SAPS officer wearing a seat belt?) bribing traffic cops......

  • Eben - 2012-01-13 08:42

    i think he should go threw the same torture than his wife, castrate the man and the others along with him ,imagine the people where related to you how would u feel ..death penalty is an easy way out he should go threw the same mourning than the loved ones related to this matter ...

  • Angela - 2012-01-13 08:43


      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 09:07

      Angela, interesting. He tortured his wife which is despicable. But you call for the same thing. There's actually no difference between his mind and yours..... Sick!

  • Siso - 2012-01-13 08:45

    People like to doenst derseve to get bail, he's a big threat to the community. Keep him in jail until he's sentenced to life without parole or he might as well skip or tried to hide again and maybe this time they wont be lucky in finding him.

  • Siso - 2012-01-13 08:46

    *people like him*

  • smaabe - 2012-01-13 08:55

    The bottom line is that this bustard is arrested. According to me, he should just rot in hell, plus he's an AfriForum member!

      Max - 2012-01-13 09:06

      Hi, I assume you are an ANC member and we tolerate you. So what is up with the AfriForum reference?

      Nitro - 2012-01-13 09:07

      wtf is bustard. Guess what you are an idiot!!!

      logical007 - 2012-01-13 09:34

      @smaabe why bring politics into this story. Yes it is a horrible crime, BUT how do you know that he was a member of a certain party? There are many white members belonging to the ANC - according to the ANC??? But is this the point of this story?????

      Jason - 2012-01-13 09:34

      Yes Smaane he is an Afriform member - so what the f*ck now, should we say that because you are an ANC member, therefore deserve some punishment too, I think not, catch a wake up muppet!!

  • kpmaditsi - 2012-01-13 09:01

    some ppl don't deserve to being human.

  • Nitro - 2012-01-13 09:08

    Please SAPS your job is not over on this case, now go and get the other 2 or 3 who carried out the rape as well!!

  • zelna.oberholster - 2012-01-13 09:13

    Okay, some holes in the story- where was he arrested? At his home, at his friends' house or on the street? Three different stories, all on this website, different facts. Don't get me wrong- doesn't matter where he was arrested (unless it means that someone protected him)- just happy he is arrested- but the reporting should be more accurate.

  • Tristain - 2012-01-13 09:13

    HANG THE BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GoogleSeoGuru - 2012-01-13 09:24

    This is what i think

  • Karabo - 2012-01-13 09:26

    Clearly, the death sentence is needed here. But of course, not only is he not getting a life sentence in the end but will be released on a R2 000.00 bail soon enough to go finish off what he has started! We need law enforcement in South Africa.

  • nspaynter - 2012-01-13 09:26

    HATE! Read through these comments and much of it is pure hate. We have too much hate in our country. and it's hate that results in crimes like this. It's hate that cause people to necklace others. It's hate that has farmers murdered. It's hate that took ANC cadres out in 'planes and thrown out into the sea. It's hate that planted the bomb at Magoes Bar. It's hate that killed the people at St. James Kenilworth, and right now it is hate that is killing Christians in Nigeria. All we are doing is churning out more hate. Let's stop the hate and find ways of counter-acting HATE.

  • itumeleng.teane - 2012-01-13 09:46

    The thing is that he was arrested, that stupid monster. Now people of modimolle are safe. Why they take him to court rather than to shoot him.

  • cynthia.n.gcuwa - 2012-01-13 09:58

    I mean really can people be that sick in their minds to this kind of acts? Why dont we just bring back the death penalty and hang this idiots who do not deserve to live amongst society? The best way to deal with them is to really do excatly everything that they have done to this woman and her son. They are an insult to the human race.

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 10:02

      My question is, what has this woman done to him that he now hates her so? We've only got half the story. In his eyes she deserved to be tortured. In the eyes of many of the commentators here, he should be tortured. There are people here who no no different to the accused.

  • Raymond - 2012-01-13 10:02

    News24 is really starting to get ridiculously incompetent. I can somehow understand if two different newspapers gives different versions of a story, but this is now the third version of this story.... and it's one newspaper. Surely they must remember that they told a different story two days ago, don't they double check on these things. Catch a wake-up!!!

  • Andre - 2012-01-13 10:11

    I've got no sympathy with Johan Kotze. I want to know, what could drive a man to that extend? Why not take your stuff and f off? Why shot the son? If there's a third party involved, then jelousy took over, which is dangerous. I know people who did horrible things because of that. Be sure, if that is the case, some interesting stories are awaiting. It does not matter what his defense are going to present, he will never see daylight again.

  • Adele - 2012-01-13 11:05

    now that is why they need to bring back the death penalty for people like this guy.

  • Adele - 2012-01-13 11:06

    that is why they need to bring back the death penalty for people like him.

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 11:31

      Adele, so you want to have somebody killed? Is that human?

      Raymond - 2012-01-13 11:43

      @nspaynter - Is it human to hold 3 innocent men at gunpoint to rape your wife, sodomise her yourself, then kill an innocent 19 year old boy (who's basically his own family) in cold blood, shoot him in the chest and head????? Excuse me, but why are you defending this low life peace of sht and why are you trying to justify his actions. There's no place for people like this in humanity, and YES, I would love to see him get the death penalty if it was an option

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 12:27

      Raymond, It is NOT human to rape, sodomize and kill.

      nspaynter - 2012-01-13 13:40

      However, it is human to love, and we don't do it enough. To me this crime seems to be a direct result of hate. Yes, I also used to yell for the death penalty. But I have since hugged murderers and rapists and learnt that they are actually humans and can be changed. In particular a gangster that murdered white farmers, and a man who was reputed to have been a serial murderer and rapist. Nelson Mandela just missed getting the death sentence for his deeds in the past. And he would have deserved it. But he was driven by hate. He was released and became a President of our country and did much to try and unite our country.

  • Johann - 2012-01-14 23:43

    there is so much anger out's understood...and very sad...respect what the family has to deal with...

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