Kotzé threatened to shoot 'attackers'

2012-11-22 21:16

Pretoria - Andries Sithole was threatened with death if he did not rape Johan Kotze's ex-wife, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria was told on Thursday.

Sithole's lawyer put it to Kotzé's ex-wife Ina Bonette that he had participated only because he was scared Kotzé was going to shoot him.

Kotzé, Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka are accused of murdering Bonette's 19-year-old son Conrad and of kidnapping, repeatedly raping, assaulting and trying to murder her on 3 January.

Bonette earlier told the court that Kotzé sawed and cut off her nipples, pushed a nail into her breasts and instructed the other three men to rape her during a prolonged torture session.

She had heard her son pleading for his life before Kotzé shot him.

'Not himself'

Kotzé admitted shooting Conrad, but claimed the shot went off when the youth startled him by asking where his mother was.

He admitted hurting one of Bonette's breasts with pliers and slowly pushing a pin into her breast until it bled.
However, he claimed he was not himself that day, could not really control himself and had not meant to hurt her.

Questioned by Sithole's lawyer Jan van Rooyen, Bonette admitted that Sithole, Mohlane and Mphaka had not tortured or assaulted her.

She said they had acted on the instructions of Kotzé, who she described as "manipulative".

"He did give them instructions, but they were very, very willing to take it further," Bonette said.


It was Sithole's version that he met Kotzé at a bar in Pretoria and agreed to do construction work for him.

He claimed Kotzé told him to bring two men to Modimolle to wash his caravan, and that he paid their taxi fares and bought them food.

The three had removed palm trees at Kotzé's house and then waited for Kotzé's wife to arrive because Kotzé said she had the keys to the house.

According to Sithole, Kotzé called them inside to get a box but suddenly produced a firearm and threatened to kill them if they did not co-operate.

He gave them pantyhose to put over their heads, and ordered Sithole to hide behind the door and the others to hide in a cupboard.


They did not talk to each other because they did not know what was going on and the events were totally unexpected.

Kotzé was so aggressive they believed he would carry out his threats.

Sithole claimed Kotzé told them to keep absolutely quiet, and brought his ex-wife into the room with a towel over her head.

Kotze ordered them to hold her down while he tied her up. He told her the three were "good men" who would not hurt her, and that they were there to help him so that they could "talk about things".

According to Sithole, Kotzé accused Bonette of having sex with another man and told her she was now going to have sex with three men because she could apparently not get enough and he had arranged it for her.

He ordered the three of them to open their pants and stimulate themselves to have sex with her.


Sithole claimed he was afraid he would die and climbed on top of Bonette, but made only up and down movements because he could not get an erection.

He said Kotzé told him to climb off. The same thing happened with the other two accused.

Afterwards, Kotzé, using crude language, accused them of not having a problem raping someone, but of being useless when sex was arranged for them.

After ordering them out of the room, Kotzé started screaming at Bonette that she had ruined his life and that he had given her everything she ever wanted.

Sithole's version was that he and the other two me fled the moment they realised the back door was open.

He believed Kotzé had deliberately set them up so that he could contact the police and accuse them of robbing him.

Van Rooyen said it was Sithole's version that the police had severely assaulted him and broken his ribs, but that he had only co-operated with them and had pointed out Mohlane and Mphaka after Kotzé's arrest.

The trial continues on Friday.

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-22 21:42

    Why is this kotze thing not choped up yet?his busy stealing oxygen!

  • Slindile Mamello Ngidi - 2012-11-22 22:26

    stupid black guys. don't they know that if you're black you're a criminal but if you're the other race you're mental disturbed and need psychological help? nx

      Daniel Jayson Brink - 2012-11-22 22:58

      I disagree, if any person is capable of such an atrocity, no matter the colour of their skin, they should be stoned to death!

      shubnam.patel - 2012-11-22 23:01

      You r so true

      Tyrone Grobbelaar - 2012-11-23 06:57

      Don't show your ignorance like this all of you. Those guys are retards just like him. Weak minds to be manipulated. Pretty sure they could have overpowered him in a single room. So tired of you people with the race card; the only 'help' we whites want to give Kotze is a speedy way to the execution room.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 11:53

      Slindile Mamelodi Ngidi in this case black and white are criminal rapist and murderers. Feeling better now?.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-23 12:24

      In your case it may be the other way around...

  • beauty.sangweni - 2012-11-22 22:31

    kotze is a beast,he must be sentenced to life without parole, as for 3 men they must not mix wth people-90 yrs in jail

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-11-22 22:39

    He did not mean to hurt her only f her up

  • harald.voney - 2012-11-23 07:58

    Firing squad for all of them!! sick

  • mikaelapace - 2012-11-23 08:03

    This poor woman! Have you ever heard of anything more horrific outside of a horror film? These men - ALL of them - should be harshly sentenced. Have a look at the Victim Support Network on facebook at and give it a Like if you can. It is a fantastic resource for current events related to crime specifically and offers all South Africans a forum to benefit from personal experiences and advice

  • Dereck - 2012-11-23 08:15

    @slindile At least the first sentance of your comment is spot on!

  • thoka.mphoka - 2012-11-23 08:24

    is it possible to get irraction when you scared or threatened?? maybe i missed something.

      Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 08:55

      Thoka you are so right!

      helga.venter.1 - 2012-11-23 09:38

      Yes, it is possible to get an erection when scared or threatened. It is possible to get an erection without being turned-on at all. Unfortunately many people don't know this, leading to men and boys who get erections while sexually assaulted to feel guilty, and to think they "must have enjoyed it". This is not true. An erection is a physical response and does not always mean the man is aroused.

      thoka.mphoka - 2012-11-23 10:19

      I thought trigger comes from the mind. maybe there is something wrong with me. anyway lets wait for the truth to come out

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 11:55

      Thoka.mphoka. The attorneys will try that game, but as far as I know it doesn't work that way. But then I am not a man.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 11:58

      Helga.venter.1 Sexual assault can bring sexual feelings, not exactly was was happening here. But thanks for the insight.

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-23 12:27

      I am with thoka on this. When I am scared my ding dong goes in the other direction.

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-11-23 08:31

    "Bonette earlier told the court that Kotzé sawed and cut off her nipples, pushed a nail into her breasts and instructed the other three men to rape her during a prolonged torture session." I'm at a loss for words :(

  • courtnaymurphy - 2012-11-23 08:51

    How do you physically saw off a woman's nipple without vomiting or passing out from the sheer horror of the act you're carrying out if you're not a psycho???? If someone ordered me to saw off someone's nipple and drive nails into their skin, I would not be able to do it that easily. My consititution is just not strong enough for that kind of evil.

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 08:54

    How does a scared guy get an erection? He wasn't scared, he's just another sick bastard!

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 08:59

    She was raped not pretend raped

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 09:04

    They should look at this monsters history , this is not his first act of violence. And he can't control his actions he should be put away. Regardless if he "wanted to hurt her" or not. Normal people's actions of hurt don't run hand in hand with a Hannibal Lector state of mind, you don't just saw off someone's nipples. There is just no valid excuse for that. I don't care if she's been with sixty men. She left him. He should've dealt with it like normal people do. Now he needs to be put away like the freak he is

  • bongani.mthembu.7 - 2012-11-23 11:40

    What happened to this woman is very evil and unacceptable. However, I believe that these three guys were under dures or coerced to assault the woman, this kotze guy shot and killed his step son, it could have easily been any of the guys who got killed if not all of them had they disobeyed him. My ruling is "Kotze Guilty on all counts" "the three guys not guilty"

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 11:44

    What a bunch of bloody savages. He wasn't himself that day, what an excuse. Yuck.

  • james1944 - 2012-11-23 13:22

    Yes jail them then we can feed them give them medical and all the rest. A rope is the only way

  • Tafae - 2012-11-26 08:12

    Ebony and Ivory, exhibiting the worst monster to walk the face of the earth. Why oh why do vermin like this even have to be given free airtime. The guillotine of 16th century England should be moved out of museums and put to use.

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