Cops ask Interpol to hunt Limpopo killer

2012-01-09 15:58

Johannesburg - The hunt was continuing on Monday for Johan Kotze - the man police accuse of orchestrating a gruesome assault on his estranged wife and the murder of his teenaged stepson.

The Star newspaper reported on Monday that Interpol, the international police organisation, had also been asked to assist in the hunt for Kotze.

"We have intensified our search to the borders by involving the Hawks and the crime intelligence service," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi of the Limpopo police said.

"The hunt is now on the heels of the man, but I cannot disclose further information as this might jeopardise the investigation."

The 50-year-old Kotze reportedly forced three men, believed to be his workers, to assault his estranged wife at his Modimolle home last Tuesday.

According to news and police reports, Kotze also lured his 19-year-old stepson to the house and shot the youngster dead when he arrived.

Mulaudzi said Kotze's personal details indicate he was born in Namibia.

  • Kala - 2012-01-09 16:15

    Hopefully he escapes to some Middle East Country and gets arrested there. It would then be a very good idea for him to stand trial in that country and get his just deserve.

      RE - 2012-01-09 16:36

      indeed, but karma will get him b4 that..

      Squeegee - 2012-01-09 16:59

      "On the heels", yea right. Been hearing that since it happened. Interpol suggests that we let him get away.

      Paul - 2012-01-09 18:05

      Useless SAP. Interpol is just that, you morons, International Police (i.e. cross border). That does not include the 3rd world countries borders. Muppets.

      Boer - 2012-01-10 02:07

      This fat freak needs to be shortcircuited.

      Mike - 2012-01-10 07:39

      I just don't get it? 1. The cops are on his heels. 2. The Hawks are assisting. 3. They ask Interpol to assist. Now I ask again, are they on his heels or not?

      John - 2012-01-10 21:04

      Under the ANC=Association of National Criminals, Abortion Murder Genocide, the Police are ignorant, incompetent, and negligent. Can not do their job. Call Hawks, call Interpol, next? The KGB?

  • The-third - 2012-01-09 16:25

    I suspect they have no idea where he is. I suspect that by saying "we are closing in" they are hoping he panics and makes a mistake, which they can then take advantage of.

  • jerry.pres - 2012-01-09 16:29

    Couple of hours ago his days was numbered, now they asking Interpol for help. Something doesn't sound right here.

  • Johan - 2012-01-09 16:34

    We have 39 murders average per day in this sorry country. What is so special of this one? Mutilated children, rape and murder? SAPS is a disaster!

  • Elle-Black - 2012-01-09 16:38

    Meaning the "strong lead" they had were non existant.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-09 16:38

    Geez I hope they catch this dude soon, he is a nutter!

  • Oscar - 2012-01-09 16:39

    buy him a ticket to taiwan and hide drugs in his bag

  • Leonard - 2012-01-09 16:50

    He is most probably leading the search

  • Eric - 2012-01-09 16:50

    Damn these Toyota drivers!!

  • Henning - 2012-01-09 16:58

    Should Detective Piet "Byl" come out of retirement for one last job? I sure think so......

  • ednadp - 2012-01-10 07:28

    Why involve Interpol? What about Piet Byleveldt someone in the SAPS must feed this monster info that is why no arrest has been made so far. A little money can corrupt a lot of SAPS officers!

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-01-10 08:42

    Interpol will track him down , arrest him and in no time he will be sharing a jail cell with their former president Mr Selebi

  • Ruth - 2012-01-10 09:10

    Come on Interpol you can do it, don't let this be a cold case!!!! Find him.

  • hadedah - 2012-01-10 10:02

    This is the year of change, BRING BACK THE DEATH SENTENCE and use it. there are too many human animals walking the streets as they know the law is unable to touch them. So they carry on raping and murdering, because they Know the Law will only arrest them and they will serve a small time in prison as the prisons are over full, Hanging it would seem is not good as you cannot take another persons life. We are too soft, until something happens to one of our family members, when one see's a so called human being being so callous as to Rape children and other woman and even employ other rapists to rape his wife...!!!, Bring the death sentence back and as soon as a person is convicted according to law then hang them or what ever means are used like lethal injection, with no date set for execution. so that they never know when it will happen. Then they live in fear... never knowing when they will be taken as happened to the Drug Mule overseas.

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