'Monster' lied about cancer - Bonette

2012-11-21 14:06

Pretoria - Gang-rape and torture victim Ina Bonette began distrusting "Modimolle Monster" Johan Kotzé when he lied about having cancer, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Wednesday.

She had access to pathologists through her work and found out he lied about his cancer, which led her to end their marriage.

She never saw him as a violent man until he tortured her and killed her son.

Kotzé, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Frans Mphaka are accused of murdering Bonette's son Conrad on 3 January this year and of kidnapping, repeatedly raping, and attempting to murder Bonette.

On Tuesday, Bonette gave details about her day of horror while she lay tied up and gagged on a bed.

Kotzé had, among other things, cut off both her nipples, forced a nail into the open wounds and encouraged his three co-accused to take turns raping her, she told the court.

She heard her son begging for mercy before Kotzé allegedly shot him.

Family meetings

Bonette broke down during questioning by Kotzé’s advocate Bernard Bantjes.

Bantjes told her he acknowledged her severe trauma, but had to clear up certain aspects of the case.

She said she still loved Kotzé after leaving him in March 2011, but felt she was losing her identity and self-respect because of his manipulation.

He used to hold family meetings at which he told her parents and children how bad she was and how undisciplined her household was.

Despite her misgivings she still loved him and decided to give him a second chance when he begged her for a reconciliation.

She said she never saw Kotzé’s conduct as aggressive and had not expected the violent attack on 3 January.

She denied that her parents and Conrad were the cause of her marital problems and said it had been her personal decision to leave Kotzé the first time.

The trial continues.

  • briana.scott - 2012-11-21 14:21

    I don't understand why there is even a trial - this man should be put down like the rotten vermin he is. Death Penalty Please!!

      brian.dureuck - 2012-11-21 14:32


      craig.kirchmann - 2012-11-21 14:55

      Because we must still conduct ourselves in a civilized manner even if we think the accused behaved like an animal. Who do you think should be given the authority to decide that a trial is not necessary?

      rbphiri - 2012-11-21 15:42

      I agree Briana, but the truth of the matter is even such heinous crimes have to go through the judicial process, other wise this piece of human excrement will cry foul and say his rights have been infringed upon. It would be easier just to kill this butthole but in the end will be no different from him. So hopefully our judicial system will give this animal a harsh sentence and let's just pray that he drops the soap.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-11-21 14:25

    What a psychopath!! Flipping hell. Even just seeing this guy's pic makes my blood boil. If only he weren't psycho... at least then he'd be feeling shame, knowing that the entire country despises him and has seen him for what he is. A sick f*cker. Grrr.

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-21 14:28

    I cannot describe here what I would like to do all four of the accused, but they would suffer big time.

  • Hemlock - 2012-11-21 14:34

    There are no words to describe this sub human piece of cr*p. Put him down like a rabid animal. May be suffer in prison and in hell for all eternity for what he did to this woman and for how he ruined her life!

  • Lana Van Der Berg - 2012-11-21 14:36

    bring back the death penalty!

  • StreetRacer911 - 2012-11-21 14:46

    This monster doesn't deserve a trail

  • AmuseMePLs - 2012-11-21 14:58

    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

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-21 14:58

    A referendum to bring back the death penalty is long overdue.

  • ursula.thyssen - 2012-11-21 15:06

    This story is so sick...the death penalty will never be back..then there would be almost no one left to vote...Maybe then a healthy nation will rise...

  • michelle.marshall.3158652 - 2012-11-21 15:08

    i have one solution for this man - a bullet in the head!

      julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-11-21 16:51

      Or in the balls!

      thomasc.kalunga - 2012-11-22 06:44

      he desave to die for what he did and burn him up his aches must throughn in the flowing river he is a devil

  • tednhet - 2012-11-21 15:08

    Biggest problem is that it costs money to send them to prison.Vet's are cheap.Send all those dogs there.

  • aidan.berry.14 - 2012-11-21 15:37

    What a pleasant afternoon read.

  • nnyana.madumo - 2012-11-21 15:41

    We always tell women to leave at the first sign of potential abuse. She did that. But what happens if the monster comes after you? What protection do you have then? There's very little help(if any) for the brave women who get themselves out of abusive situations. May they keep fighting on..

  • Forgotten - 2012-11-21 15:43

    Burn him!!!!!

  • chez.kri - 2012-11-21 16:08

    Whats really scary is that to look at his picture, one does not see a monster lurking. He just looks like a regular guy. Creepy!!!

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-11-21 21:17

    look at the photograph and the spread of the hair.. Forget about the rest of it's face.

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