Kotzé did not resist arrest

2012-01-11 15:22

Cape Town - Johan Kotzé did “not resist arrest” when police caught him in a house in the veld near Modimolle, it was reported on Wednesday.

Kotzé had been fleeing on foot for 12 hours. When police finally caught up with him he apparently complained of dehydration.

He was taken to a doctor and was given a clean bill of health. He is now in a holding cell in Modimolle police station.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi was quoted by EWN as saying that Kotzé was confronted at about midnight by the special task force.

"When he [saw] us, he abandoned his vehicle and ran into the veld,” Mulaudzi said.

The murder suspect allegedly hid in an abandoned house in the veld and did not put up a fight when police discovered him.

Kotzé has been on the run since last week after forcing three men at gunpoint to rape and mutilate his estranged wife. He also shot dead the woman’s son.

Mulaudzi said Kotzé was found by a tracking team and K9 dog unit.

One of the men Kotzé allegedly forced to rape his estranged wife was also arrested on Wednesday.

Both men will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court.   

Meanwhile, the department of labour is investigating if there is a way to protect employees who are forced into committing acts of violence, African Eye reported.

"However, we won't help them if it is found that they willingly took part in such a disgusting crime,” said regional labour department spokesperson Johannes Mokou.

  • Lionel - 2012-01-11 15:28

    Should have let him rot in that hot Limpopo sun!!!!

      lunghile.ndleve - 2012-01-11 15:31

      True, they should have tied him to a tree and pretended they didn't find him... No actually a pole would have served a better purpose

      Tshifhiwa - 2012-01-11 15:39

      @Lionel Limpopo is not that hot, pretty much the same as Pretoria.

      Janice - 2012-01-11 15:40

      No, should have taken him to the doctor for a lethal injection~!!!

      TJ - 2012-01-11 15:45

      I agree with Lunghile. The Eastern Cape is EXTREEMLY hot at the moment. Send him here and tie him to a tree very near to one of those lekker ball biting ant heaps and pour sugar or syrup down the front of his pants. Then leave him to get personally aquainted with the ants. The only problem is that he just may enjoy it too much......

      Myvision - 2012-01-11 15:54

      What happened to innocent till proven guilty?

      Chantelle - 2012-01-11 15:58

      @myancmyfuture are u retarded? innocent until proven guilty? this mans woman, saw him shoot dead her son. if he wasnt guilty, then why did he go on the run. i cant believe what you wrote

      Myvision - 2012-01-11 16:11

      @Pulchritudinous, Am not sure about the idiotic part I know for sure that Kotze needs a fair trial and cannot be presumed guilty as our constitution prescribes. @ Jamba He could have been camping in the bush as he normally does at this time of the year (presumably) he deserves to have his side of the story heard. Lets leave politics for a political related article and I will gladly discuss.

      Cina - 2012-01-11 16:14

      @Myancmyfuture there is no innocent until proven guilty in this case he did it.

      Bardy - 2012-01-11 16:25

      @ Myancmyfuture - What planet do you live on? Where have you been this past week and a half? No man! Stop sharing whatever come to mind and go look at the history of this story!

      Siso - 2012-01-11 16:32

      @myancmyfuture comments like yours makes me sick. There's enough evidence to prove this guy is guilty. You are one of people who condone criminals like Cotze to go free, what he did is inhumane he doesnt deserve to walk free. He killed an innocent boy, mutillate and forced other men to rape his wife. Reading from your comment is clear that you are also capable of doing something similar to Kotze

      Juan - 2012-01-11 16:52

      Go drop him off in the middle of the Sahara so that he can die slowly

      nasheenar - 2012-01-11 16:58

      @myancmyfuture what happened to your sense of right and wrong,(Moral judgement) and most importantly your brain????????????????

      infijar.ken - 2012-01-11 17:13

      Myancmyfuture, deary me their are some extremists in this country, aren't there. Guys, let the Law take its course, otherwise this Country (and the people in it, this is you who advocate murder by the Police) is no different from other countries you all love to denigrate as backward/murderous/ignorant/banana republic etc. You lot make me sick, , if it wasn't for people like myanc we would be living in the "string 'em up" Wildwest, or Even worse the "necklace" paradise. This country has a Judicial system that will deal with this case. Let them deal with it, leave Vigilantism where it belongs in the deep dark woods where the Michigan Militia hang out. You want that sort of life, Move! The RSA has many problems to resolve, it doesn't need any more Bigots standing in the way of progress to a better life for all.

      GWS - 2012-01-11 17:22

      Like all cowards he gave up without at least putting up a fight, like a real man would have done. At least have the decency to go out with some fight in you. Much like the twenty armed scumbuckets that killed four SAPF officers in 2006, the very moment they knew that the Special Task Force were about the enter the house where they were hiding out in, they immediately surrendered. Is there no glory in death anymore.

      joeballito - 2012-01-11 17:40

      @ myansimpleton, You are a troll, shut up.We must not reply to these pathetic trolls.

  • Lizelle - 2012-01-11 15:29


      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:04

      Send his dehydrated ass to jail

      Mohammed - 2012-01-11 16:08

      looks like he has caught a case of Shaikilitis

      Squeegee - 2012-01-11 16:21

      Keep him healthy. Let him face the shame of what is going to happen to him over the next years. May he live long and enjoy the fruit of his actions. May he think about it every day, knowing his ex wife's life goes on and he sits in jail keeping pappa company.

      Juan - 2012-01-11 16:54

      Unfortunately for him he doesn't have friends in high ANC places. You need that to pull off a Shaikilitis

  • Morne - 2012-01-11 15:30

    That should be the least of your worries. I don't know what will be worse for you, jail with Bubba, or showing your face in public again now that everyone knows what you look like...

      Iza - 2012-01-11 16:46

      I dont think he has that type of worry what other people think! Just glad he got caught. Now police needs to do everything by the book - I'd die if this alleged killer / " rapist" goes free because of technicalities...

  • Robbie - 2012-01-11 15:31

    Dehydration-shame,pity he didn't die. The K9 unit dogs should of eaten him.

      Janice - 2012-01-11 15:40

      Poor dogs!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:06

      Lol nice one Margie, if not the other dogs in jail will have a new "treat"

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:30

      Thanks Margie!!!

      ALCAB - 2012-01-11 19:02

      All he has to do is plead that Dehydration is life threatning so he can be booked into a Private Clinic like some convicted A.N.C. members.

  • Heini - 2012-01-11 15:33


      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:07

      His probably going to pull a schabir shaik.

      flyswat - 2012-01-11 21:50

      Let's just hope that in jail he gets a shabbier shake!

  • lebo.lathane - 2012-01-11 15:33

    Don't like the sound of this for one second...Dehydration my behind!!! He's setting himself up to 'Shaik' his way out of the law's shackles...'finish & klaar'! Pity he can't stay locked up till he perishes of thirst.

      Simon - 2012-01-11 15:50

      still my Favorited game

      Chris - 2012-01-11 16:49

      Dont forget about Jackie celebi- also a Shaik trick if you ask me

  • Ryan - 2012-01-11 15:34

    It's his first step toward complaining of a terminal illness which should win him a hospital sentence and probably early parole.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:25

      and a game of golf with schabir shaik. But while his awaiting trail he can play a different game of golf...he can be a whore in one.

  • nasheenar - 2012-01-11 15:34

    Still taken to the Dr for check up ...Wow! Just another mouth for the tax payer to feed. Should have shot him in the head and finish, no need to for us to know if he has clean bill of health.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:28

      Damn!!! now our taxes will be wasted buying dogmore for this dog

      nasheenar - 2012-01-11 16:50

      These dogs are not fed dogmore unfortunately.

      Piet - 2012-01-11 17:49

      If he wasn't taken to the dock he will get off on technicality. Grant him all his medical wishes but water plane him during interrogation.

  • Johan - 2012-01-11 15:36

    On the run for a week... and caught in the same town. Idiot.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:08

      Probably ran around in circles. Trying to ROUND off his fat to the nearest ten.

      Paul - 2012-01-11 16:11

      He didn't update the maps on his Satnav

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:23

      They found him in a veld, that's not suprising for an animal of his calibur

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:35

      I bet his Garmin was like: "In 300m turn left, walk 30m and turn right, arriving at destination at a holding cell in Modimolle police station.

      nasheenar - 2012-01-11 16:47

      You on a roll Rhiri. Very witty didnt update his satnav ..LOL

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 17:49

      Thanks Nasheenar

      joeballito - 2012-01-11 19:22

      Interpol gave them a tipoff........

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-11 15:38

    Nasty Dud! Funny how fast they can catch this Dud what about all the other sh"t heads.

      nasheenar - 2012-01-11 15:41

      One shi....head at a time, there many out there.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:09

      I guess they waiting for Malema to also start running, with that mammoth weight it's highly impossible.

      Chris - 2012-01-11 16:53

      He must be extremely slow for he had a week headstart on the SAP and they still caught up with him. He wanted them to catch him, gooi sy ballas vir die honde.

      Piet - 2012-01-11 17:50

      Unfair criticism bru. This fu...r is a sociopath with history, want him to roam your neighbourhood?

  • Thabo - 2012-01-11 15:39

    Very much happy for his arrest,he must face up with that mess he caused.He is just an animal,he deserve to be thrown in the lions pit.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:10

      No let's not do that, the lions have had enough of eating crap.

  • Gavin - 2012-01-11 15:43

    Prepare for your proctological exam a hole (pun intended)....

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:22

      Better yet let his co accused rape him too.

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-01-11 15:46

    Skool girl brutal raped and killed Krugersdorp, Young mum shot and killed Pretoria and this case. SAVAGES

  • Thoka - 2012-01-11 15:47

    He is trying shaik home run. thank you docter. let him go on community desplay for stoning

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:12

      trust me Kotze is already "stoned"

  • Simon - 2012-01-11 15:48

    I still say , as soon as you are a high profile criminal , you have lost the right to medical treatment , studies , phone calls , internet , life

  • Alva - 2012-01-11 15:53

    Please convict him successfully so that he can rot in jail!

      Vegi - 2012-01-11 16:01

      He will be convicted if there is sufficient evidence. Also you seem not to know the meaning of the word "convict" when you say he should be convicted successfully. No one can be convicted unsuccessfully. Your ignorance is revealing.

      Yar - 2012-01-11 16:31

      Vegi, vegi vegi...................... Vela's message is pretty clear. Why the sudden burst of grammatical and logical correctness? It is possible for a conviction to be unsuccessful.

      barry.mcbride - 2012-01-11 16:37

      @Vegetable: Surely, if he’s found guilty but not convicted to the full extent of our law on all charges brought against him, the prosecutor & victim could deem such a somewhat ‘unsuccessful’ conviction? i.e. a conviction always has various degrees.

  • Piet - 2012-01-11 15:55


      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:42

      He is rubbish, that's why his wife DUMPED him

  • Vegi - 2012-01-11 15:55

    The visit to a doctor was a dimwitted attempt to lay a foundation for medical parole at a later stage when he gets a life sentence.

      Irene - 2012-01-11 18:00

      Vegi ~ We all know how ignorant you are, but your comment at 15:55 absolutely takes the cake. Shame. I have great pity for you.

  • Sharon - 2012-01-11 15:55

    hope he rots

      Vegi - 2012-01-11 16:02

      He will only rot if he dies.

      Yar - 2012-01-11 16:38

      @vegi Wrong again. Living people can "rot". There are diseases such as gangrene or necrotising fasciitis where flesh can decompose in living people. Vegi - wrong again.

  • alexandra.nett - 2012-01-11 15:56

    I sincerely hope that his doctors check up was the make sure he is ready for the honeymoon awaiting him in jail.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:44

      A honey moon with a whole lot of horny abusive husbands...til death do us apart

      Piet - 2012-01-11 17:52

      A nipple removal without the sleepy stuff will also be in order

  • Durbanite88 - 2012-01-11 16:02

    Lol he had to hide in some abandoned structure in a veld! Did Kotze really think he wud get away with this horrific human torture & murder? I wish i had been there to see his submissive face & look as he surrended. This guy is a donkey.

  • Koos - 2012-01-11 16:04

    What a coward!!! Didn't even have the guts to take his own live, but takes a live of a young man with a bright future and destroys the life of his mother without a blink. Spineless coward!!! Pity you were ever born. What a waste of space.

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:45

      and waste of sperm.

      carpejugulim - 2012-01-11 16:57

      his mother should have swallowed him or spat him out in the basin ...

  • Shane - 2012-01-11 16:13

    Hopefully he gets gang raped in jail the discusting PIG!!!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:46

      His an "assh*le" he was bound to be raped

      Kim - 2012-01-11 18:53

      Wishing rape on someone is not the answer. We need to move away from the "rape because you can" culture in this country. I would much rather see this guy tortured or face the death penalty!!!

  • Lynette - 2012-01-11 16:14


  • Njabulo - 2012-01-11 16:15

    Death penalty should be provisional uplifted for such people!

      Juan - 2012-01-11 17:00


  • Beetroot - 2012-01-11 16:18

    How the F*CK can a man have an erection and rape if he is under duress. Seems very fishy to me!! They probably jumped at th eopportunity!! All 4 can be slung for the crime!

      Sithando - 2012-01-11 16:30

      Beetroot not every man have a BLOB like yours.RUDE BOYS ARE ABLE TO KEEP IT UP AGAINST ALL ODDS OUT THERE ,BUDA

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:50

      Erections don't lie, all of them should get thing these idiots will say they where forced at gun point to take an overdose of viagra, they willing participated becoz they thought that they would get away with it since its the husband commanding them. and the husband is impotent thats why he asked his workers to do the work.

      Peace - 2012-01-11 17:09

      jumped at the opportunity to have a moment with Mrs.Lol

      Piet - 2012-01-11 17:54

      What Sithando say is he have experience...Hawww

  • mmudzielwana - 2012-01-11 16:18

    It shows the is no hiding for crime

      rbphiri - 2012-01-11 16:50

      especially when you are fat like Kotze

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-01-11 16:24

    Thy should have made him walk back to town in front of the police van, bare foot and shirtless...

  • Toze.Pina - 2012-01-11 16:27

    Let's hope his celmates give him many tastes of gang rape and work on his testis with a grinder for many years to come - same treatment he gave to his wife. It's a pitty we, the taxpayers, have to feed him and house him until he dies.

  • Peace - 2012-01-11 16:32

    "apparently he complained of dehydration" is he trying to pull a Shaik stunt so early,before the matter even goes on trial.I sense a medical parole application!

  • Willie - 2012-01-11 16:34

    Two men were forced by one man to commit this crime ,surely they could have powered the bugger

  • Mpho - 2012-01-11 16:36


  • The-third - 2012-01-11 16:44

    piece of ****. save tax payers the money and kill him off now.

  • Sharon-Paul - 2012-01-11 16:45

    He deserves what is coming to him - not only allowing the gang rape of his wife, but mutilating her breasts and even driving nails into them is sick!!! I can't understand if those men were forced to rape her how it was possible for them to get aroused under those circumstances. If you ask me they were willing to take part.

      barry.mcbride - 2012-01-11 16:58

      @Sharon-Paul: Was killing his 19-year-old stepson not important? The legal definition of rape does not require a penis BTW.

  • Danielle - 2012-01-11 16:51

    How and when are we going to get the death penalty back. People like this monster now has to be fed and accommodated on tax payers money!! This is not justice - BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!

      Douglas - 2012-01-11 19:33

      SA doesn't have a functioning judicial system to even consider the death penalty , in any event the death penalty doesn't have any impact on reducing violent crime.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-01-11 16:59

    yey!!! Congrats to the police!

  • Margaret - 2012-01-11 17:02

    Watch it - this guy is going to get off the hook like that Nutcracker in Denmark. Pathological killers have a wide range of mental illnesses to choose from. I feel he should get bail and then be dropped off at the next meeting of the Landbou Vroue Vereeniging in Molemolle.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-11 17:20

      Vroue Landbou Vereeniging. VLV....or that is how I remember it. Like we always said Vrek Lekker Vroue. Ok women right fighters. This was only a saying and no sexism. It can mean anything. Like making nice koeksisters ;)

  • Danielle - 2012-01-11 17:13

    The only way to stop violent criminals like this one is by bringing back the death penalty. I'm not saying give every person who's made a mistake in a moment of lapsed judgement the lethal injection, but honestly- this was pre-meditated, intentional and cruel. He doesn't deserve anything less than to be hanged. As does anyone else who commits such violent acts towards others. This is not a petty crime- and there is no rehabilitation for someone with the kind of issues this man obviously has.

  • - 2012-01-11 17:13

    Sjoe, en daar kry die polisie al die eer?

      Ernst - 2012-01-12 09:06

      Ek is baie dankbaar dat hy aangekeer is (danksy die publiek se hulp), maar het ook my bedenkinge i.v.m. die media verklarings van ons geagte Brigadier. Die arrestasie: As ek al die ooggetuie verslae (seker ook gemediadramatiseer) vergelyk met die B se amptelike verklarings is daar 'n groot verskil! Iemand het gese, al wat saak maak is dat hy gevang is, maar kan ons nou die afgelope week se verklarings glo? Ek dink Kotze was nooit uit die omgewing! Iemand in die polisie het hom ingelig?, bog as jy my vra!

  • - 2012-01-11 17:14

    Sjoe, en daar kry die polisie al die eer!

  • Peter - 2012-01-11 17:34

    Grease your @ss buddy - you are going to get what is coming to you - ha ha, get it.

  • Bianca ? Delport - 2012-01-11 17:45

    Honestly how do you get it hard it you do not want to do it. I am sorry, but I can not see even at gun point that would be possible if you not in the mood. That's just me. Btw - there was a guy, that faked raping a woman also @ gun point and kept on telling her he was sorry, she must just pretend he is raping her to save his life.

      barry.mcbride - 2012-01-11 18:26

      @Bianca: Who says that one has to "get it hard" to rape someone, certainly not the laws definition of rape that doesn't even require a penis!

  • Piet - 2012-01-11 17:45

    White trash is a compliment to this piece of sh....

  • Irene - 2012-01-11 17:58

    Myancmyfuture ~ No wonder you believe in the repulsive ANC. Only a brainless moron would.

  • Sharlene - 2012-01-11 18:19

    Hang him.

  • Kim - 2012-01-11 18:49

    The sad part of this whole story is that this guy can most probably afford an expensive lawyer who does not have a conscience who will get him off on some technicality so that he can walk the street and do the same to the next woman like so many other rapists and murderers.

  • lmarima - 2012-01-11 18:58

    The guy was on the run for sometime now as such he must go straight to jail and get no bail.

  • trix.duvenage - 2012-01-11 19:35

    Sa Sun is not hot enough for this dude. Send him to China. Their laws are better and they do have a 'delivery' agreement with us. They send back the ashes.....

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-11 22:14

      I can see this piece of waste working on an 'insanity' plea. Please let SA unite in demanding swift and uncompromising justice.

      Ernst - 2012-01-12 08:51

      I agree, with a little dope in his back pocket!

  • Ramona - 2012-01-11 23:08

    Send him to jail without protection (separate cell), we all know what they do to Rapist and guaranteed he will lose his virginity and get raped himself. He will become the jail b@tch

  • Tian - 2012-01-12 07:47

    He won't resist arrest. He is only a man when he can beat and rape woman with a gun in his hand...