Testimony continues in Modimolle case
The estranged wife of Johan Kotze will again take the stand in the North Gauteng High Court.
JOHANNESBURG - The estranged wife of the man dubbed the 'Modimolle Monster' will take to the stand in the North Gauteng High Court again on Wednesday, to resume her harrowing account of the day he allegedly tortured and mutilated her.
Members of the media will not be allowed to tweet while Ina Bonnette is on the stand to help protect her dignity.
Johan Kotze is accused of hiring three of his workers to sexually assault Bonette in January this year, as well as killing her 19-year old son Conrad.
The case was postponed on Tuesday, when Bonette became too emotional to continue.
She made a strong witness in court and initially insisted on continuing when the judge asked if she needed a break.
She quietly wiped away tears during her testimony, as she described in detail how Kotze allegedly used tools to mutilate her before she was gang-raped by his co-accused Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka.
Bonnette said Kotze told her he would kill her son Conrad, if he refused to have sex his mother.
Later, she heard Conrad begging for his life before he was shot dead.
Kotze himself cried several times during his estranged wife's testimony.
Bonette will on Wednesday continue her testimony by identifying graphic photographs of her mutilated body, as well as those of her dead son.