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'I feel violated and humiliated' - Modimolle accused

By Sapa | Mar 30, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

Three men charged along with Johan Kotze for an attack on his wife claim family responsibilities at home justify their release on bail

The three men charged along with Johan Kotze for an attack on his wife acted under duress, the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court heard on Friday.

In affidavits before court, the accused said they were afraid of Kotze, who threatened them with a gun and assaulted them.

Andries Sithole, 42, told the court that Kotze called them “k*****s” during the ordeal. He said he had acted as an interpreter to the other two because they could not understand Afrikaans. “I was interpreting instructions from Kotze to them.” 

“I was not willing, he forced me to commit a crime. I feel violated and humiliated,” Sithole said.

Sithole said he needed to be released on bail to support his wife and a 4-year-old daughter. He was self-employed as a builder and earned about R5,000 a month before he was arrested.

In his bail application, Peter Mohlako, 33, said if he stayed in custody he would not be able to support his girlfriend, who was expecting their first child.

“I will not be there when my girlfriend gives birth,” he said.

Frans Mphaka, 29, said he needed to be released on bail so that he could find a job. He indicated to the court that if he remained in custody he would miss job opportunities.

The three men said they would plead not guilty to the charges and would be able to afford bail of R500.

They all indicated that though they had been charged along with Kotze, society was not angry at them because the public was aware that they were forced to commit the crime.

If they were released on bail they would not interfere with witnesses and were not flight risks.

The men are charged with gang-raping Kotze’s wife and mutilating her body with objects including nails, a screwdriver, and a grinder, while Kotze allegedly held them at gunpoint on January 3.

They had been hired to work in the garden of Kotze’s rented home in Modimolle when he allegedly forced them to attack his wife.

Kotze also allegedly killed his stepson after luring him to the house.

The application continues.

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tshek wena violated for what you bloody killer

Mar 30, 2012 12:39 | 0 replies

This guys must be release at once, they were not willing participants in this oredal, instead, they were also victims.

Apr 02, 2012 11:3 | 0 replies

DID THE THREE GET PAID FOR WHAT THEY DID ? DID THEY ACCOMPANY KOTZE ALL THEY WAY TO THE HOUSE AND HE THEN PULLED A GUN ON THEM. ? HANG ALL FOUR

Mar 31, 2012 3:25 | 0 replies

I still dont understand how can a man get an errection scared!

Mar 31, 2012 1:46 | 0 replies

Eishh, ya ba jele nama e white, in fact these namas, white or black are all the same ka taste. Anyway ba utlhwile monate ya ga Madam...

Mar 30, 2012 3:39 | 0 replies

Well I doubt they feel anywhere close to how 'violated and humiliated' poor Ms Kotze does.

I feel sorry for them as they were also victims in this but they don't seem that concerned about their actions so I'm starting to wonder just how much threatening it took to get them to hurt her

Mar 30, 2012 3:38 | 0 replies

Did they really Erect while scared on gun point?...can u really focus on the kuku when u're scared? i really need to get an answer for this 1. wena o ka ja kuku o tshugile ebile batho ba go bogetse ebile o betwa lego betswa kafer?

Mar 30, 2012 3:26 | 0 replies

ohh modimo waka.

Mar 30, 2012 2:9 | 0 replies

@Shredder&TumzaNgwana,,,ja ne! Ths guys couldn ovapowa him since he had d0gs ready 2 byt###

Mar 30, 2012 1:45 | 0 replies

Shredder
Guys, let ask you one question. A le utlwile monate fa le iphanya ka e tshweu?
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i think ne ba itumetse thata go ja nama e tshweu, phela its not everyday o fiwa monyetla oo ge o le motho motsho thats why they didnt fight back. they are three they could have overpowered that monster if ne ba batlile but e rile ba gopola nama e tshweu ba tlhakana tlhogo.

Mar 30, 2012 1:23 | 0 replies


Guys, let ME ask you one question. A le utlwile monate fa le iphanya ka e tshweu?

Mar 30, 2012 1:20 | 0 replies