'Modimolle monster’s' wife recalls ordeal

Ina Bonette told the court how her estranged husband and three others tortured and raped her.

Gang-rape and torture victim Ina Bonette (R) is seen in the North Gauteng High Court on 20 November 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

PRETORIA - Ina Bonette on Tuesday told the North Gauteng High Court how her estranged husband, Johan Kotze, told her how much he loved her while torturing her.

The so-called 'Modimolle monster' allegedly hired three men, Andries Sithole, Peter Mohlako, and Sello Mphaka to rape his wife and kill her son, Conrad Bonette, earlier this year.

The four men face seven charges, including murder and attempted murder.

Bonette said after she was tied up, Kotze told her that he wanted her to know what it was like to have sex with black men.

She said Kotze insulted her and told her that she ruined his life, before telling her how much he loved her.

This all happened while she was being tortured, she said.

Bonette then described how Sithole, Mohlako and Mphaka took turns to rape her.

She said she heard Conrad arrive at the house.

Bonette then begged Kotze to spare his life, shortly before he was gunned down.

She wiped away tears as she told the court of her ordeal.