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‘Modimolle Monster's’ ex-wife to reveal rape details

The so-called Modimolle Monster's ex-wife is due to testify against him today.

Johan Kotze (L), dubbed the Modimolle Monster, pictured at the beginning of his trial in the North Gauteng High Court on 19 November 2012. Picture: Alex Eliseev/EWN

PRETORIA - A woman raped and tortured, allegedly by men forced to do so by her ex-husband, is due to reveal details about the incident in court on Tuesday.

Johan Kotze, dubbed the Modimolle Monster, and three co-accused - Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka - were arrested earlier this year for the gruesome attack on Ina Bonette and the murder of her 20-year-old son Conrad.

Their trial kicked-off in the North Gauteng High Court yesterday, after a failed postponement bid by the defence.

Bonette's testimony will be held in-camera, but journalists will be allowed inside the courtroom.

Rules are yet to be established about photography and tweets, due to the personal and graphic nature of the evidence.

Kotze (50) allegedly orchestrated the gang-rape and torture of his former wife. His co-accused claim he held them at gunpoint and instructed them to carry out certain acts.

A friend of Conrad's was the first to testify for the state.

Martinus Cloete described how he found Conrad in a pool of blood and Bonette tied up with rope in another room.

He said she was frantic and emotional, pleading to see her son.

Evidence, including rope and a rifle, were brought into the courtroom yesterday and could be presented today.

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