Kotzé narrowly escaped arrest

2012-01-11 12:10

Johannesburg - Johan Kotzé, the alleged mastermind of the gruesome attack on his estranged wife, narrowly escaped arrest, police said on Wednesday.

A helicopter search has been launched in Limpopo after he abandoned his vehicle, a Toyota Fortuna, in Modimolle, and fled on foot, SAfm quoted police as saying.

Kotzé allegedly forced three men at gunpoint to rape his wife and mutilate her. He also shot and killed his stepson.

Mulaudzi also dismissed rumours on Twitter that Kotzé had been injured in a car crash following a high speed police chase.

"That is not true. We have never confronted him."

A 42-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for a gruesome assault on a Modimolle woman, Limpopo police said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the man was arrested in Makapanstad, near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

He said police were also tracking the other two men involved in the attack.

"We have two teams - one concentrating on Kotze and the other one tracking down the two men."

  • Bardy - 2012-01-11 12:19

    This guy is more slippery than an eel...

      MelvernYoung - 2012-01-11 12:26

      Hey. What is going on. Beeld reported at 12:00 that Kotze was arrested.

      Clive - 2012-01-11 12:33

      ya was on radio asswell that they finaly arrested him

      Michele - 2012-01-11 12:41

      I think the accomplice was caught but this sneaky dog managed to get away.

  • Hugh - 2012-01-11 12:20

    So far so good. One down three to go.

  • Sithando - 2012-01-11 12:23


      Beetroot - 2012-01-11 12:38

      Because he passed Matric!!

  • Theresa - 2012-01-11 12:25

    I don't understand.Jacaranda news says the police have just confirmed his arrest???

      MissGremlin - 2012-01-11 12:27

      hope it's true.

      Vegi - 2012-01-11 12:28

      If Jacaranda news reported his arrest then it is true. Jacaranda news much better than News24.

  • Thoka - 2012-01-11 12:31

    I told you to send SOLDIERS to do the MEN's job. i am sure they gonna baptise him like Gaddafi when he was catured

  • Alan - 2012-01-11 12:45

    How do you force some-one to rape someone - or do you first force some viagra down his throat. Hope they hang the bastard.

  • magomarele - 2012-01-11 12:53

    eish, monna yo wa lekgowa o a hlanya watseba!

  • Stephen - 2012-01-11 13:00

    They should have actually shot this Bastard he has no respect for life.

      MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-12 07:15

      that act is prohibited by law as police force protects the public by bringing criminals to justice. however if its proven that the accused might have put lives of the police at risk by shooting at them its then the police have all reasonable grounds to act at self defence by shooting back but also with no intention to kill but with an intention to injure and disarm the perpetrator.

  • Eleonora Matthey - 2012-01-11 14:24

    Feed the bastard to the Lions

  • jjlambrechts - 2012-01-11 15:26

    Toyota Fortuner, Mr Editor

  • Nina - 2012-01-11 16:34

    hang him...

  • Ken - 2012-01-11 20:24

    My question is: Why did the police take 9 days to find Kotze ? especially considering that he was still using the car that he ran with.

      MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-12 07:18

      how can you prove that he was on the car for all these days?

  • MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-12 07:18

    word of thanks to the police force members who carried out such an operation [protecting the victims] by putting together all necessary and relevant resources [plans,skils, dedication,helicopter and implemantation of the plan to a positive outcome] towards bringing this dangerous heartles criminal to justice so that he can account. it is important to remember that this operation was a very risky to police too but they sacrifed serving their country for the safety of the public.

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