'Modimolle Monster' found guilty

2013-07-15 13:35

Cape Town - The so-called "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé and all co-accused have been found guilty of kidnapping and the gang rape of Ina Bonette in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

Kotzé and co-accused Andries Sithole were found guilty of the murder of Bonnette's son, Conrad.

Kotzé, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlake, and Sello Mphaka were on trial for murdering Kotzé's stepson Conrad Bonnette, 19, as well as kidnapping, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Kotzé's former wife Ina Bonnette in his Modimolle, Limpopo, home on 3 January 2012.

Kotzé denied guilt, claiming he could not be held accountable for his actions that day.

A defence psychologist testified that Kotzé had a narcissistic personality disorder and suffered from an acute stress disorder and major depression, which resulted in a state of dissociation during the incident.

A State psychologist, however, testified that Kotzé did not suffer from any mental disorders and could be held accountable for his actions.

Sithole, Mohlake, and Mphaka claimed Kotzé threatened to shoot them if they did not co-operate. They insisted they merely pretended to rape Bonnette because they could not get erections.

Bonnette testified the three men looked on while Kotzé sexually tortured her and mutilated her breasts before they took turns to rape her.

She was still tied to a bed with tape over her mouth when she heard her son repeatedly say "Please uncle, don't shoot", followed by three shots. He died at the scene after being shot in the face, chest, and knee.

  • Vic Hugo - 2013-07-15 13:36


      Helen Shevchuk - 2013-07-15 13:54

      Can't wait to hear his sentense - i hope it won't be 5 yrs?

      QuestionSam - 2013-07-15 14:00

      Yes, very good news - now I just await the sanction... Article does not yet state any sanction that was passed... Death penalty (Aww damn, this is ZA), Life prison with Pappa (hope for 2nd best), or bail with R3000.... (Yes, this is ZA law, unpredictable and inconsistent)

      RabbleRouser - 2013-07-15 14:01

      Now he just needs to be sentenced to life in prison.

      Sean Dugmore - 2013-07-16 08:51

      lets just hope this SOB is in general population.....hope there's a "kind" oom waiting for pamper him a bit !!

  • yttocs69 - 2013-07-15 13:37

    Made my day.....

  • Jacques Van Dyk - 2013-07-15 13:38

    JUSTICE! You have been served Kotze!

  • Karl Kat - 2013-07-15 13:39

    Dis goed so...onder die ou bedeling so die bkiksem gehang het

      Karl Kat - 2013-07-15 13:46

      "sou bliksem gehang het". These new android phone key board letters very small

      Simon Templer - 2013-07-15 16:52

      Hang al die moordenaars, verkragters en rowers met wapens.... waar is die dae van die halsmisdade toe sulke mense net een pad na 'n valdeur geloop het?

      Karl Kat - 2013-07-15 17:06

      Simon, if the death penalty was still valid and our conviction rate higher we would have seen a lot less murders taking place in this country. It will make these animals think twice

  • Bri - 2013-07-15 13:39

    What a wonderful verdict. I hope that the sentencing will be something for the nation to celebrate.

      procold2 - 2013-07-15 15:28

      ja like death by stoning

  • Amanda Felton - 2013-07-15 13:40

    dankie tog....vuilgat...papa wag ve jou....

  • Justin Aguy - 2013-07-15 13:41

    Congratulations to the prosecution team on a job well done.

  • Gerhard de Bruijn - 2013-07-15 13:41


      Zane Blignaut - 2013-07-15 14:55

      for a long time I was against the death penalty, but Im starting to believe that these humans have faulty genes, and should be irradiated from the gene pool for future generations. I still haven't decided yet but acts like this should be handled with the same brutality in which the perpetrator acted!!

  • Neels Biermann - 2013-07-15 13:41

    Now we need bail runner to also stand for his crimes ....

      Deon Louw - 2013-07-15 14:06

      Ha Ha, probably meant Blade runner? We have too many "bail runners" out in public. (those that should not be granted bail)

      Simon Templer - 2013-07-15 17:01

      No, he means bail runner... this guy ain't sticking around!

  • Noshika Singh - 2013-07-15 13:42

    Now for sentencing! He deserves to rot in jail! Monster! I hope they do to you, what you did to her!

  • Freddie Miller - 2013-07-15 13:43

    May they all rot in prison for the rest of their miserable lives.

  • warren-rodel - 2013-07-15 13:44

    Great - Finally!

  • Hemlock - 2013-07-15 13:44

    Finally JUSTICE! Lock these scumbags up in a deep dark hole for all eternity!!!!!!

      Kaygee Kabelo - 2013-07-16 04:27

      cut their balls in order to prevent other rape of our prison who serve their 6months sentence for stealing meat

  • Steven Maier - 2013-07-15 13:44

    Great... he is an animal and doesnt deserve to see the light of day again...

      Zee Angel - 2013-07-15 14:02

      animals dont behave like that! barbaric bastards....

      jeremy thorpe - 2013-07-15 14:03

      Ian, it's just a well-used figure of speech. Don't be so pedantic!

  • Jacques Shreky Stander - 2013-07-15 13:45

    Justice been served on all counts !!!

  • neil.cuthbert.9 - 2013-07-15 13:48

    They won't be smiling any longer like they were on Friday, big joke to them! Hope they all get gang raped.

  • Anneline Etienne Gouws - 2013-07-15 13:49

    Yay!!!! Best news ever! Made my day!

  • Jambo Lucille - 2013-07-15 13:50

    There was only ever going to be one verdict. This sadistic animal should be put down....but at least we won't have to see or hear about him again. Goodbye and may no one show you any mercy.

  • Willem le Roux - 2013-07-15 13:50

    yes man yes

  • Stephen Mulomba - 2013-07-15 13:50

    Good news for sure now the honeymoon killer in London next. Dewani will certainly need tubs of vaseline if goes in with his long hair.

  • Amanda Potgieter - 2013-07-15 13:51

    Hy kry wat hom toekom. Sy beurt kom in die gevangenis!!!

  • Melt Olckers Âû - 2013-07-15 13:52

    Now give him to the 28s

      Conrad Fra - 2013-07-15 14:07


  • Bri - 2013-07-15 13:52

    The thumbs down to this article and comments are quite disconcerting to say the very least.

  • veldt66 - 2013-07-15 13:53

    Doing someone s dirty job, poor three fellas

      Lauren Potgieter - 2013-07-15 14:10

      yeah poor them???? you're just the picture of empathy aren't you.

  • Thozama Ngavu - 2013-07-15 13:53

    Good riddance to bad rubbish,so there is Justice in SA after all,well done to evryone involved in solving this case!!!!!

  • Heidie van Dyk - 2013-07-15 13:54

    Wonderful news. Now Ina can carry on with her life.

      Stephen Mulomba - 2013-07-15 13:59

      after hearing her son scream and beg for his life and then hear the actual gun shots, I dont think even time could heal something like that. Her life will never be the same again.

  • Conrad Fra - 2013-07-15 13:54

    Hope all of you die in prison.

  • Liz Rudy - 2013-07-15 13:55


  • lisav - 2013-07-15 13:55

    Maybe Bubba will deal with him in jail the same way he tortured his victim. Good news for a Monday!!

  • dale.johnson.CFC - 2013-07-15 13:56

    Rot in hell !

  • Richard - 2013-07-15 13:56

    MONSTER. Life sentence will be to good for him. Hang him slowly.

      randomhero6661 - 2013-07-15 14:44


  • Leanne Zwiegers - 2013-07-15 13:56

    Ja Kotze...Papa wag vir jou!

      Antoinette Vd Merwe Weideman - 2013-07-15 13:59


  • Jan Brand - 2013-07-15 13:56

    Throw the keys away when he is in.

  • J Tham Mcthebz - 2013-07-15 13:56

    It can be a punishment of life imprisonment but cos of the entertainments, education and rights of prisoners.they might enjoy every moment of it.

  • Mandy Pepler - 2013-07-15 13:57

    About time, good news for a Monday

  • Israel - 2013-07-15 13:58

    MAY HE NEVER SEE THE DAY OF LIGTH AGAIN!! - Very good news for a Monday

  • Bobo Mahlobo - 2013-07-15 13:58

    Oscar watch out my broe!

  • Ewald Pretorius - 2013-07-15 13:58


  • Charles Phiri - 2013-07-15 13:59

    No more vaseline but grease h/d

  • John Tex - 2013-07-15 14:00

    Rot in hell I hope they rape you too!!!

  • Pollen K Teffo - 2013-07-15 14:01

    Guilty as charged......Now where is Oscar Peestol The blade!?

  • Lulu Rudo Shezi - 2013-07-15 14:02

    YES!!!!!! Finally some justice in this country

  • Tanya Bussio-Kemp - 2013-07-15 14:03

    you going down b*tch, i mean as somebody's b*tch....hahahaha! its now your turn Kotze, may they have no mercy for you in jail!

  • Cathrine Evelyne Bennetts - 2013-07-15 14:03


  • Mfaniseni Thusi - 2013-07-15 14:03

    Good news indeed but what scares me is how many Kotzes and his co-accused are walking around? This is like leaving in hell. There is so much evil in our country and we are celebrating the outcome which I fully support. The question is who s next? It could be one of us. Something drastic needs to be done.

  • Diane Bester - 2013-07-15 14:06

    PAPPA WAG VIR JOU.... Donate some special tools to entertain them with!! Lowlife!

  • Micky D Mack - 2013-07-15 14:07

    great, lets hope the sentencing will fit the crimes!

  • Tertia Jacobs Henin - 2013-07-15 14:08

    Good!! May he get done to in prison what he did and had done to Ina. The emotional scars and loss of her son will, unfortunately, remain.

  • Vicky Foxcroft - 2013-07-15 14:10

    Good. Pity we don't have the death penalty. Lock him up and throw the key away.

  • Helgardt Botha - 2013-07-15 14:12

    Hang hom.

      Al Loots - 2013-07-15 14:28

      Hang hulle.