Kotze psychiatric evaluation period extended

2012-06-13 14:19

Johannesburg - Johan Kotzé, accused of orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife, will be kept in the Weskoppies psychiatric hospital for an additional 30-day observation period, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Modimolle Magistrate's court ruled on Tuesday that Kotzé's observation period should be extended for another month, Beeld newspaper reported.

The ruling followed a request lodged by Dr SB Sokudela, a psychiatrist at the Weskoppies psychiatric hospital who has been evaluating Kotzé over the past month.

Sokudela told the court that Kotzé still needed to undergo a battery of tests.

Kotzé was admitted to Weskoppies in May, after being charged with the murder of his stepson Conrad, 19, and the aggravated assault and rape of his estranged wife Ina Bonnette, 42, in January.

Kotzé allegedly forced Andries Sithole, 42, Peter Mohlane, 23, and Frans Mphaka, 29, to attack and rape Bonnette.

The trial is scheduled to start on November 19 in the North Gauteng High Court.

  • farmfreund - 2012-06-13 14:48

    Any person with idee's like his must be mentaly ill, may he never get out to hurt anybody els

      Amanda - 2012-06-13 15:50

      theres nothing wrong with him, believe me .thy play so mad,RUBBISH

  • Shellerjc - 2012-06-13 15:23

    Has anyone ever mentioned why he had this done? What pushed him so far to want to have his wife raped? Wish there was some place like Shutter Island you could send him to.

  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-06-13 15:27

    For monsters of this caliber, there is no punishment can ever erase their evil. Solitary confinement for the rest of his days. Please!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-06-14 03:10

      I hope the 9 psychopaths in the making that gave me the "thumbs down" drown in their own spit. "he who's name will not be spoken" has a couple of ex-lovers, in and out of prison, who are rooting for this piece of unadulterared snot. That be You. May you suffer a thousand deaths.

  • lmapheto - 2012-06-13 16:01

    The justice system? Mr. Radebe so there is nothing you can do about this? When do you psychologically analyse a person? Before or after they have committed an offence? That’s a careless loop all man who feel like assaulting their women can do so and claim insanity? Is that it? Oh No? Our we all capable of insanity therefore allowed to assault people and later go to the central bank of insanity and withdraw a lump sum? What happed to safety? Indeed he must fry

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-06-13 16:22

    Reading comments on this story i've realised that the consensus is that this evil man (and he is) should rot in jail. What baffles my mind though is the number of thumbs down towards this sentiment. Are south africans this sick as to can feel this man has a place in society?. If you've followed this story you'll know that Kotze's motivation was nothing else but blatant jealousy. Even his step kids confirmed that from day1 he was nothing but a chauvinistic control freak.

      Sharon - 2012-06-13 20:21

      its the dicks on news 24,they try to get a reaction out of you

  • Charnelle - 2012-06-13 20:35

    Off with his head! May he get raped over and over and over again! Straight to hell for you you monster!

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