Kotzé victim speaks about brutal attack

2012-01-16 07:42

Johannesburg - The woman brutally attacked by Johan Kotzé and three labourers has said she is only half a woman now and will never be interested in anyone else again.

Ina Bonnette, 42, spoke to Huisgenoot and You about her terrible ordeal at the hands of the man nicknamed the "Modimolle Monster". The attack lasted for almost three hours, during which she was gang-raped, her breasts were slashed and her sexual organs were mutilated, reported the Sunday Tribune.

She suffered internal injuries as well as wounds to her chest and will have to undergo multiple operations. She is also on antiretrovirals.

Despite being in a lot of pain, she attended the funeral of her son, Conrad, 19, in Bela Bela on Friday. She could hardly walk and was apparently shaking at times. Conrad was allegedly killed by Kotzé and she apparently had to listen to him beg for his life before he was shot dead.

As she laid a red rose on his coffin, she said she would always love her son.

She said Kotzé lay down on the bed next to her after the attack and told her she had no idea how much he loved her.

At times during the attack she had hoped for death.

Friends described her as a beautiful and gentle woman, a great mother and caring person.  They said they were suspicious of Kotzé from the start, saying he was obsessed with her.

A friend said she thought Bonnette had doubts about the marriage the night before the wedding but had gone through with it nevertheless. After four months, she’d had enough.

The friend said she also thought Kotzé had taken a lot of money from Bonnette.

  • Dean - 2012-01-16 07:47

    This is just pathetic... bring back the death penalty PLEASE! These people (and this a-hole in particular!!!) deserve nothing less than death for their crimes.

      Kala - 2012-01-16 08:38

      Oh look a new troll - dr.djdebennzo

      George - 2012-01-16 08:51

      @ dr.djdebennzo Another anc politition in training. Going to have to wait to use the only one brain cell they share. Noe wait your turn

      Cayle - 2012-01-16 08:58

      i agree..its crimes like this which deserve the death penalty

      Janice - 2012-01-16 09:07

      Jeeeez but you get numskulls out there!!!

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 09:15

      Oh look isn't it brainfart Cosmos with his 1c worth of comment

      Michelle - 2012-01-16 09:28

      @dr.djdebennzo and @Cosmos O'Ndebele - you are both morons!!! Why do people like you ALWAYS have to bring race into it??? For goodness sake man!! Being black or white, or being a member of the ANC or Afriforum, has absolutely NOTHING to do with the topic at hand... the focus should be on a sick, disturbed man who deserves the death penalty for the unimaginable pain he has inflicted on this poor woman! It's something not even you deserve to go through. The focus here should be on women's rights. Save your pathetic arguments for your ANC rallies. Shame on you both!

      Sharmay - 2012-01-16 09:33

      @Cosmos O'Ndebele and Dr.djdebennzo - you want to mention colour? 1 white sicko rapist and 3 black rapists in this attack.. happy now? Get over yourselves.

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-01-16 09:35

      Michelle by mentioning the ANC in this way you bring in the race card that we ar fighting against here, such a fool u ar.

      Oscar - 2012-01-16 09:42

      these people Dean? Surely you mean monsters

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 09:43

      Now flowingriver(drol in die drinkwater) also joined the conversation with his normal brainless comments!

      Michelle - 2012-01-16 09:44

      @Cosmos O'Ndebele - You attack me for my argument, but in your 1st comment you attack Afriforum? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!! Like I said, please save your political party debates for another appropriate place and time. This is not the place.

      John - 2012-01-16 09:47

      dr.djdebennzo - January 16, 2012 at 08:31 Hmm, dumb as mud again this morning! What part of participating (black) farm workers raping this poor women and the use of antiretrovirals don't you seem to understand?? Any light beginning to shine in that maze of muck inhabiting your skull?

      Adam - 2012-01-16 10:29

      Dont be angry if people argue against you, its the boys and girls at news24.hahahahaha

      Michelle - 2012-01-16 10:58

      @flowingriver... pardon me? Are you trying to be funny? Do you actually think money is on her mind right now? Seriously. Go find another blog to pass silly comments on.

      Schmee - 2012-01-16 11:18

      @Flowingriver, I hope she did get paid well for her story because she is going to need all the financial help she can get for her surgical bills as well as all the visits she is going to need to have with the psychologist. I trust that is why you are asking the question but somehow I doubt you were that thoughtful. Drol in die drinkwater really is a better name for you.

      J-Man - 2012-01-16 12:09

      ..funny how somebody who still believes the world was created in 6 days is running around calling people fools.

      Chantelle - 2012-01-16 14:42

      how can you guys make this about race... as if one was more evil than the other! so what. a white man ordered 3 black men to rape and mutilate his wife... IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT RACE THEY ARE, IT IS STILL A MONSTEROUS CRIME TO COMMIT and for everyone who wants to bring back the death penalty, i think death is an easy way out.

  • warren.nieuwoudt - 2012-01-16 08:02

    I'm for the death penalty. I would pull the switch myself.

      Sam - 2012-01-16 09:25

      Then you'd be a murderer. And by your logic, would deserve to be put to death.

      spartanx93 - 2012-01-16 10:07

      If need you help give me a shout ;P

      flyswat - 2012-01-16 10:58

      Shut up, Adam!

  • Tahseen - 2012-01-16 08:03

    This monster should suffer as he let this poor woman and her son suffer. Death would be too an easy escape. He should endure severe pain and suffering for the rest of his miserable life. No mercy should be shown.

  • George - 2012-01-16 08:05

    In the UK victom of crime get paid out by the goverment because you pay rates and tax to be protected and they could not protect you

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-16 08:50

      @Clinton: Too late... most of its branches are already bankrupt. The reasons are: Corruption, overspending, parties, undeserving bonuses and tenderpreneurs charge ridiculous amounts for basic jobs (R10000 to mow 2 lawns once each is an example)

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-16 08:57

      but that's beside the point. Lets focus on the poor woman. This is not government's fault for once its one man's sick actions (the other 3's involvement is a grey area due to the 'ALLEGATIONS' of them being forced to do it - skeptical)

  • TheSlip - 2012-01-16 08:07

    I think her story deserves a better publication than the "Huisgenoot".

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-16 08:35

      Yes, Huisgenoot and You change partly to a weekly "tabliot", but where else do you suggest? Huisgenoot has its limited market due to langue, but You gets distribute all over Southern Africa. Saw it on a weekly basis in Zambia in 1996 already and they could not bring in enough to satisfied the customers. The same happened in other countries. Journalism became so bad that no other newspaper would have done justice to the story. I am not reading any of those, but for telling the story it was probably the right medium.

      binwe.a - 2012-01-16 08:36

      It definitely does. It's just tricky because once it passes the "news" timeframe, stories like this inevitably move to the 'features' or 'human interest' sections. That having been said, I'm interested in trying to get this posted to more online versions, in better circulated publications. News 24 is already a start :)

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 09:03

      You and Huisgenoot have the largest magazine sales in South Africa. What do you suggest? Vogue? Cosmopolitan? What other magazine format do we have in South Africa that would highlight her story? The newspapers ran her story and now they focus on the perpetrator. I am sure if we had an Oprah magazine or some such thing in this country they would pick up the story.... but we don't.

      billidp - 2012-01-17 12:58

      You and Huisgenoot are the mags that normally run these types of stories... always have been. And by the way, there is an "O Magazine" in South Africa, karen.glautier

  • Butibuti Mlolis - 2012-01-16 08:08

    he must dance for the music now,he must get life sentence

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 08:14

      Actually death sentence, but seeing that it is not implemented then yeah life sentence indeed

      Adam - 2012-01-16 10:09

      News24 is not our own news media, its Englands News media people, look how the devil has us fighting you fools.

      Adam - 2012-01-16 10:30

      Dont be angry if people argue against you, its the boys and girls at news24.hahahahaha

  • Warmonger - 2012-01-16 08:08

    I agree, some-thing like this disturbed individual should be removed from society permanently, and not housed till the end of his natural life.

  • Bianca - 2012-01-16 08:10

    Absolutely sickening!

  • waltersmpowerfm - 2012-01-16 08:11

    You do not teach people that killing is wrong by killing them. If I'm murdered, do not execute my killer.

      joanne.heger - 2012-01-16 08:19


      flyswat - 2012-01-16 11:02

      No, don't execute your murderer, torture him and make him suffer 10 times the suffering he caused or set him loose in an angry society so he gets what he deserves.

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:25

      Walters, they know killing is wrong, no lesson to be taught. Get rid of them. Why must us tax payers look after these scum?

  • STYLEbudd - 2012-01-16 08:17

    This is very sad there is no more respect for human life and dignity. I pray that Bonnette will find peace healing and restoration in time... our prayers and thoughts are with you. We need to do more in SA to stand up against abuse, prejudice, sexual distrimination!

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-16 08:29

    Let the public decide. Let's vote for the death penalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Piet - 2012-01-16 08:32

    A harsh sentence you say Peace! What sentence did this woman get?

  • Arthur - 2012-01-16 08:32

    I read somewhere that this turd has at least one child. Wonder what this has done to (presumably)an innocent other life? Poor kid(s)!

      Patricia - 2012-01-16 08:40

      His daugther stands by her father, she said, doesnt matter what he did she is behind him!! poor kid!

      Dumisani Makhubela - 2012-01-16 08:49

      Then 2geda they should be jailed

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 08:55

      dumisani why should his daughter be jailed. She is just a kid, probably brainwashed by her father to pretend he is good. That is really a dumb comment dude

  • William - 2012-01-16 08:34

    I dont understand why people are shifting from the topic, now here the issue is this Kotze and his employees. People start attacking the ANC government I realy can't understand why?. One is saying ANC cannot bring death penaly back because it will loose votes, this is not true. It means only blacks or ANC members are committing crimes that deserves the death penalty nor whites are commnitting those types if crimes. If its like that then this Kotze guy is an ANC member. Again his employees are very innocent here because he (Kotze) forced them at gun point to gang raped his wife. It is indeed that this Monster must face the music and really he is a monster not a human being. Lastly Guys lets us talk about the situation that happenned not clouding issues because I know for the fact that Kotze is not an ANC members, look around AWB or DA somewhere not ANC. I rest my case.

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 09:08

      I'm afraid I can't agree with you William... if these three guys were forced and are so innocent, why have they not come forward and apologised? Gone to the police and stated their case, explaining they feared for their lives? No, they had to be hunted down like the criminals they are. If they were men they would have said no, three against one, they could have taken him even if one was injured, Kotze was more focused on the woman anyway! Nxa, don't feed us bull!

      Gavy Badiata - 2012-01-16 09:44

      Nitro the anc got a 70 percent majority in the last elections, with increased support in mpumalanga, limpopo and free state... What does that tell u? The day only gets support in cape town.... Nitro u get ur facts straight b4 u start typing

      Johan - 2012-01-16 10:42

      @William.... Your point is a good one. There are a lot of people who comment on here with a default of attacking the ANC or blaming the ANC for everything (including a sick white man arranging for the rape of his ex-wife??). Go figure...

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 13:53

      @gavy i am talking about growth idiot! From the previous election to the most recent one did the ANC drop in votes!

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:30

      @William, if they were forced: 1. How do you get a forced erection? 2. Why did they bought and wear things masking their faces? 3. Why did they went into hiding, after the attack?

  • Tanja Jaehne - 2012-01-16 08:36

    What a brave lady. I salute you!

  • Patricia - 2012-01-16 08:39

    The he has the cheek to tell her he LOVES her, his sick in the HEAD, how many woman dont live with this on a daily basis, its disgusting....

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:32

      And they are dumb enough to stay with the guys, after all the warnings from friends and family plus all the other warning signs. Go figure!

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  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-16 08:52

    I hope this woman gets a lot of help and support from family and friends as well as professional help. The poor woman is going to need it after this. I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery from her horrific wounds and emotional trauma.

  • johangro - 2012-01-16 08:53

    No No,death penalty is too easy.. I would much rather have him rot and get sodomised in jail for the rest of his life...

      Cristel Cloete - 2012-01-16 09:01

      pay someone to do the same to him in jail but only make him their bitch and them tell him they love him and keep this going for a few years. she's is going to suffer for the rest of her life!

  • Martin - 2012-01-16 08:58

    Dont hang him, a similar fate lies ahead for him in jail ....

      isabel.porzio - 2012-01-16 09:05

      I hope they stretch the part of his anatomy where the sun does not shine to the size of a soccer ball! May he be everyone's bitch in prison. I hope they send him to Pollsmoor prison!

      Debbie - 2012-01-16 23:39

      Martin he will be out ASAP playing golf

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:33

      Or be set free after 17 years and 3 months.

  • Passionate.Parrot - 2012-01-16 09:01

    My dear lady my heart cries out for you, that you had to endure such pain, degradation and the loss of your son. My prayer for you is that the Lord would heal you and comfort you at this tragic time of your life, that he would give you some peace.

  • nibishaka - 2012-01-16 09:06

    dr.djdebennzo you are so narrow in your thinking. The lady was gangraped by three men hired by Kotze and it appears to me that they were all black, hired by a white man. What does that mean to you?

  • Annie - 2012-01-16 09:10

    Appaulling, and I do hope the wheel turns!!

  • Bernard - 2012-01-16 09:13

    Our hearts, and prayers go out to you.

  • smahlaba - 2012-01-16 09:16

    I wonder where does the ANC fit in this whole. May her son rest in peace and Kotze get the life sentence he deserves. IF he is let out; I hope the community can sort him out.

      Garth - 2012-01-16 09:48

      Have an idea for you to try out: do some research on the crime statistics in this country, pre and post apartheid and also, most particularly, on numbers of murders. But don't stop there, also do the research on how many repeat offenders there are, with particular reference to rape and child molestation. Then, and you probably will not need to research this one, unless of course you are in denial like all other anc supporters, ask yourself who is in power at the moment in this country, i.e. who is responsible.

      smahlaba - 2012-01-16 09:57

      Stats before 1994 were not reliable. There are a huge number of crimes in the townships that were never reported due to the nature of the police during those times.

      Wall - 2012-01-16 15:11

      Sifiso, although I absolutely feel that the ANC should do more about crime than they are right now, I'm kind of with you on this one. These kinds of crimes, committed by psycho, obsessed people, happen all over the world, this is definitely not an SA thing.

  • Genevieve - 2012-01-16 09:17

    Hang him!

  • sandi.scholtz - 2012-01-16 09:19

    Bonnette you are not half a woman - you are a woman who has suffered by the hands of brutal men. You will never be half a woman in my eyes - you are a survivor and a beautiful woman - they cannot take that away from you. Whatever they did to you is only in the flesh - do not let them take away your have control of that - they do not. What you went through is horrific and disgusting, but that does not make you horrific or disgusting - you will always be 100% woman and beautiful in my eyes...the half a person is those who did this to you, not you. Be strong and fight back with your can and you have survived this. Take care and look after yourself.

  • Juanita - 2012-01-16 09:20

    How can you do this to the person you love????? He does not know the meaning of love.... En asseblief mense, hoekom moet dit altyd uit draai op 'n rassistiese bakleiery? Albei partye was hierby betrokke Wit en Swart... Hoekom vinnger wys na die ras? Almal is skuldig en siek, ek gee nie om of die nie-blankes "ge-Gunpoint" is of nie, hulle is net so skuldig!! Die deeler is net so goed soos die steeler! Die arme dame het dit nie verdien nie nog minder haar seun wie se lewe gesteel is op so 'n jong ouderdom, hyt nog sy hele lewe voor hom gehad! Maak nie saak wat ons sê of dink nie, Die Kotze effek en sy 3 werkers gaan kry wat hulle toekom, nie net op aarde nie maar Die Here slaap nie, Hy sien als raak! Sterkte aan Me. Bonnette, en haar familie en vriende wat deur hel gesit is, Mag die Here julle bystaan deur hierdie moeilike tyd en julle sterker aan die ander kant uitbring!!!!!!

  • Brandon - 2012-01-16 09:21

    it doesn't matter if the person was white,black,red,green,or yellow no one deserves this.........NO human or any living creature deserves this at all..period!! disgusting and that person or person's deserves the same mutilation and pain, instead of 3 hours try 300 hours....

  • Lauren - 2012-01-16 09:24

    I agree Dean, BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!! Besides who wants to fork out 1000's on tax money to give this thing Bed & Breakfast treatment!

      Garth - 2012-01-16 09:39

      Agreed Lauren, and also to the B&B comment. That is precisely the reason why there are so many anti-anc comments on this forum people - because criminals are treated better than the victims in this country and that is the fault of the anc.

      Debbie - 2012-01-16 23:41


  • Kevin - 2012-01-16 09:31

    I read somewhere they were forming a fund for this poor lady to help with medical expenses. If anyone has details I would like to contribute. I don't have much but her need is greater then mine at the moment.

  • MoAfrika - 2012-01-16 09:35

    I wonder what are you when you are forced to do something at gun point???

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:40

      In this case a liar?

  • Terry - 2012-01-16 09:37

    please bring back the DEATH PENALTY as in a case such as is so important why must that woman suffer for forever just because that monster just wanted everything his way,may the Lord be with her every step of the way,and she will become stronger as time progresses.

  • Tonia - 2012-01-16 09:39

    Why cant everbody just stand tohether how mucth people still have to die before the death penalty has to come back after all it stands in the Bible an eye for an eye and if it's now black or white is does not matter who ever commit the crime should pay!

  • derrickvanz - 2012-01-16 09:39

    Terrible story and I feel very sorry for the victim. However something must have trriggered him (there had to be a reason why he did what he did with so much hate) he would not do so without any reason. Yes he should be punished and severy so, but what is his side of the story? So far the media has only given her version.

      Tina - 2012-01-18 22:53

      jy is gek,

  • Nitro - 2012-01-16 09:40

    Now flowingriver(drol in die drinkwater) also joined the conversation with his normal brainless comments!

  • nadia.chotu - 2012-01-16 09:55

    How can anybody do this to somebody else, let alone someone that purports to love you. I will never understand why or how one human being can cause harm, inflict pain, incite fear and subject another human being to torture (both mentally and physically). It is beyond me. All I can say is may God heal this ladies wounds and heart and may he bring somebody in her life who will show her that there are good, honest and caring people in the world. And please people: this story has nothing to do with just leave it out.

  • Adam - 2012-01-16 10:12

    By the amount of votes one can see news23 is thumbing them down, they need this argument to justify there place at Mweb!

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 10:38

      News23??? ROTFLMAO

      Ndzimeni Thendo - 2012-01-16 11:59

      man enough 2 think outside of da box

      Nitro - 2012-01-16 13:54

      News23 sorry man but you just showed what an idiot you really are. Use thme brains instead of sitting on them sonny boy!!!

  • Patrick - 2012-01-16 10:13

    After having read all the comments in this thread the prize for a@#$hole in chief goes to Adam. What an absolute moron you are with your insane drivel about the USA & UK being responsible for farm killings and black on white murders in S.A. Mad Bob would love you. Please enlighten readers of this thread where you get this "reliable" data from? Your thumb or Mad Bob's gazette?

      Merven - 2012-01-18 07:39

      Just another ANCYL idiot, this Adam.

  • Adam - 2012-01-16 10:18

    News 24, liars

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 10:38

      Can someone at News 24 (or was that 23??) please go and delete Adam?

  • Nitro - 2012-01-16 10:18

    @Adam you are an idiot

  • Adam - 2012-01-16 10:24

    I think its time find out from Mweb why we have news24 and its lies on our email pages, and why they are part of all the commentary that is negative for the country, we all pay Mweb to have these accounts, so News 24 needs to think again whos got the power here, hiding my comments are not going to help News 24!

  • Adam - 2012-01-16 10:28

    Nitro works for news24

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 10:39

      Can't someone shut him up???

      Garth - 2012-01-16 12:30

      Just scrape it off your shoe karen.

  • Genesistt - 2012-01-16 10:28

    This monster is the reason why we need the death penalty back.

  • Adam - 2012-01-16 10:29

    Dont be angry if people argue against you, its the boys and girls at news24.hahahahaha

      Garth - 2012-01-16 12:27

      Soooo, who's using the family brain cell this week?

      Andre - 2012-02-08 09:14

      People don't argue against you, they argue WITH you ... wow dude learn to speak English before you get clever about more involved things.

  • Peace - 2012-01-16 10:40

    Some bigot just deleted my comment which was not provocative,whoever you are go climb a tree and w@nk!

      Garth - 2012-01-16 12:29

      You are a contradiction in terms, Peace - bigot - w@nk - nice?

  • Mandy Mc Donald - 2012-01-16 10:46

    adam is a troll who thrives on the attention he gets from his comments. just ignore any comments he may make, its the only way to get him to shut-up.

  • lucyann.whyte - 2012-01-16 10:48

    If all these race obsessed people watched the news you would have realised all races were standing together against all these criminals!!!

  • Cynthia - 2012-01-16 11:19

    What a pity hanging was abolished!!

  • Charmain - 2012-01-16 11:21