Kotzé's ex-wife tells of torture

2012-11-20 16:07

Pretoria - The ex-wife of "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé on Tuesday told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria how Kotzé tortured her while telling her he loved her.

Ina Bonette, who at times had to wipe away tears, described during cross-examination what she endured at Kotzé's hands and how his three co-accused raped her.

Kotzé, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Frans Mphaka are accused of murdering Kotzé's 19-year-old stepson Conrad Bonette on 3 January this year.

They are also accused of kidnapping, repeatedly raping, sexually assaulting, and attempting to murder Ina Bonette.

A plea of not guilty was entered after Kotzé refused to plead. His co-accused all denied guilt, claiming Kotzé had forced them to take part.

That fateful day

Bonette said she left Kotzé in 2011, but twice visited his house in Modimolle to fetch her belongings.

She went to his house again on 3 January after he phoned and said there was still a box with her things.

After giving her a glass of water and talking to her outside, he told her to go in. When she walked into the darkened room Kotzé pulled a towel over her head and threw her onto the bed.

When she saw there were three black men in the room she tried to get up and started kicking and screaming. Kotzé sat on her and shouted for two of the men to help him.

They tied Bonette's hands to ropes already fastened to the window and bed. Her mouth was taped shut so tightly she could hardly breathe.

"He kept on throwing insults. He said 'today you're going to feel what it’s like to be fucked by kaffirs'.

"He said he had to sell his farm in Bloemfontein for a whore. He said I, my father and Conrad had belittled him. The more I shook my head to show that it was not true the more he assaulted me."

Sithole helped Kotzé remove her pants. Kotzé started hitting, punching and pinching her.

"The three others were there the whole time and I begged them with my eyes to help me," she said.


Bonette described in detail how Kotzé returned to a cupboard several times for objects to torture her.

"At one stage he took pliers out of his pocket and twisted my nipple. I had implants in my breasts but it was very, very bad. It was unbearable," she said.

Kotzé tortured her further with pliers and a long silver object, cut off her other nipple, pushed a rifle against her head and threatened to shoot her.

Bonette said the other three accused took turns to rape her after Kotzé told them they could now feel what it was like to have sex with a white woman.

"Then he came to lie next to me and told me over and over how much he loved me and how I had ruined his life.

He pushed the firearm against my head and said when my child arrived he was going to bring him into the room and force him to have sex with me.

"If that did not work he would shoot him."

After Kotzé told the others to leave and dressed Bonette, she heard her son's motorbike.

"... I heard him walking down the passage. Then I heard my child saying 'No uncle, please don't', and then a shot. Then again 'No uncle, please don't' and a shot, and another shot."

‘I kept shouting…’

After it was quiet for a long time, someone came to free Bonette and she found her son dead in the next room.

"I called out Boeta, Boeta, but he did not react... I saw a bullet wound on his knee and in front on his shirt... I realised Conrad was dead and I jumped up and screamed we have to get out of here. If Kotzé comes back he will kill all of us.

"I was so confused .... I just kept on shouting we must get out."

Bonette afterwards spent almost eight days in hospital, had to undergo a number of operations and was given antiretroviral medication.

Cross-examination could not continue because she fell ill. The matter was postponed to Wednesday.

  • jason.a.evershed - 2012-11-20 16:19

    This is sick, i hope they return the favor in Jail.

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-20 16:43

      NO Vaseline allowed!

  • reinette.berg - 2012-11-20 16:22

    Evil personified.

  • piercemepretty - 2012-11-20 16:22

    it makes me sick to my stomach to think that people are capable of something so horrific. i'm glad Ina has a chance to make the world aware of this monster. hope he rots in jail.

  • deon.evert - 2012-11-20 16:22


  • nicky.m.wagner.7 - 2012-11-20 16:24

    he really is a disturbed sick individual - oxygen thief

  • jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-20 16:28

    Bloody hell. If he really did what he is accused of doing he should be put on a yacht --- just off the coast of Somalia.

  • george.michaelides.71 - 2012-11-20 16:39

    Death Penalty are a disgrace to the white race ! No life sentence will undo the damage you have done.........You Pig !!

      tony.ezendam - 2012-11-20 17:14

      George, he's a disgrace to the human race. Not even animals would stoop so low. He'll come back in his next life as an amoeba.

      charles.stjthomson - 2012-11-20 17:18

      Disgrace to the Human race, surely?

      eric.shinn.90 - 2012-11-20 17:29

      NO!! Death penalty means you can do whatever the hell you want and we will graciously help you on your merry way, pain free. We all die. Death is too easy, I have more productive and effective ways to punish such people, death will merely be the result at the end.

  • maria.ferreira1234 - 2012-11-20 16:43

    Please, please ..... bring back the death penetly. Maybe then criminals will then think twice before they plot to kill another human. Such criminals should have no rights, but the right to rot in hell. They always plead not guilty. How sick.....

  • frederick.nel - 2012-11-20 16:50

    Look at his face in the pic! He looks pure evil.. don't kill him that to fast he needs to go to prison and feel what rape feels like first! Sick F#%Ker

  • Gemma van der Merwe - 2012-11-20 17:03

    I feel overwhelming respect for this woman. To be able to testify after what she's been through takes bravery not seen in just anyone. She is the epitome of a survivor. May she find peace and serenity now.

      reinette.berg - 2012-11-20 17:12

      This woman is really in every aspect a survivor! She is my hero!

  • francois.viljoen.12 - 2012-11-20 17:04

    i will kill him

      eric.shinn.90 - 2012-11-20 17:39

      and then....? He will be dead and you will still be angry

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-11-20 17:40

    Hoe ongelooflik siek is hierdie man en sy drie trawante! Gooi hulle nie weg nie. Maar hy............?

  • shannon.moffett.9 - 2012-11-20 18:06

    Oh my god. This man is a monster!!!!

  • george.koekemoer - 2012-11-20 18:17

    We should start a collection and make it available to any of the prisoners who rape this monster!!! And double the reward to the prisoner who infects him with Aids!!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-11-20 18:29

    You piece of crap may you receive the same and worse in jail. Rest assured you will be some ones bitch!.

  • Vernon Rudolph - 2012-11-20 18:49

    SATAN se kind.Sies man.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-11-20 18:59

    SICK..sick to my stomach....hope burns in HELL

  • mashavha - 2012-11-20 19:22

    By just reading this my heart is bleeding,How can such a strong,beautiful dignified woman end up with a heartless monster like this,maybe we must get the same plier and cut his balls,nxa

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-11-20 19:29

    A savage beast!Hope they hang him? The ANC should have no problems - he is white - if he was black they would say "Oh dont hang a brother" So please hang the bastard... What he did was inhumane. And frankly - I am just being facetious - race does not matter - this is a heinous crime - and the punishment should fit the crime! Like a hanging?

  • jay.heyns.1 - 2012-11-20 19:33

    Horrible. Horrible, horrible, horrible ... no words for this. What a sick people we have become. Cry, cry, cry our beloved country ... maybe our tears will cleanse this once beautiful place. As he will not get the death penalty he so deserves for all these horrors he inflicted on someone he loved before may he for ever will have trouble falling asleep. For ever. Then, when he does fall asleep, may he have nightmares of his nipples being cut off by pliers ... and then waking up, may he wake up to the reality of Dear PAPA standing at the edge of his bed, whispering sweet*&%!$'s into his ear .... and with no lubrication in hand...

  • noworths - 2012-11-20 19:56

    Sekerlik die mees upsetting se storie wat ek al ooit gelees het.

      alida.bronkhorst.5 - 2012-11-21 13:47

      Ja vir my ook mees upsetting se storie Bring trug die hang dis al hoe ons die crime sal kan control.

  • Cherie Kruger - 2012-11-20 20:10

    It would be very interesting to hear what he will have 2 say about this horrific crime...abused as a child? Do you think that would be a valid excuse? Why do people always have an excuse for committing rape and murder? Killing and hurting innocent people = no excuse

  • cldcoetz203 - 2012-11-20 20:16


  • gerda.vanrooyen.39 - 2012-11-20 20:55

    Behalwe vir Ina, kry ek hierdie monster se ouers bitter jammer. Hoe moet 'n ma voel wat weet sy het hierdie monster in die wêreld gebring? Hartseer.

  • delish7564 - 2012-11-20 22:43

    What an incredible woman! So much admiration for you Ina, but great sadness too, that you had to endure all this and still lose your son. I don't know how anyone recovers from this fully, neither physically or emotionally, but you beat him Ina, you survived to testify against him, you brave, brave heart goes out to you!!!!

  • andre.j.hanekom - 2012-11-20 23:32

    Satans personified. Send the lot to a place where they have shariah law or get them necklaced - slowly. Jailtime is much too lenient for this type of individual.

      riaand1 - 2012-11-21 07:28

      I live in Nylstroom an know this loving woman very well, what should happen is to release this coward into the Nylstroom society to deal with him and the others, we surely would enjoy the opportunity...

  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-11-21 07:38

    Ina, be strong.

  • pcannelll - 2012-11-21 10:39

    Singapore type caning for the three acomplaces and for Kotze, death for engineering this and killing her son in cold blood. Public hanging that all may see and fear!!

  • mona.jafthas - 2012-11-21 12:03

    we living in a sick world!!!!

  • bongeka.mncwango - 2012-11-21 13:28

    death penalty is what this heartless man deserves

  • AmuseMePLs - 2012-11-21 14:56

    how does a person who claimed to love someone do such a horrible thing to her? i feel for the poor woman who has to live with the pain and horrible memories. not even a death penalty will be enough for this monster. he needs to be totured, cut into pieces and burned inched my inched until he takes his last breath

  • susan.willemse - 2012-11-21 15:53

    Johan Cotze verdien nie om asem te haal nie, hy verdien nie om nog 'n dag te lewe nie! Hy is 'n MONSTER! Wat hy aan Ina gedoen het, is nie menslik nie, en so 'n liewe jong man so koelbloedig te skiet was so onnodig! Mag jy jou straf kry! Lewenslank in die tronk is te goed vir jou, jy moet stadig en pynlik sterf!

  • hiebner - 2012-11-21 17:24

    This sick bastard should be hanged!

  • thelma.flynn.96 - 2012-11-22 13:12

    This bastard and his three buddies should all be hung up by their nuts and left to rot

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