'Kotze was exhausted during arrest'

An investigating officer said Johan Kotze made certain admissions during his arrest in January.

Johan Kotze appears in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

PRETORIA - The investigating officer in the so-called 'Modimolle monster' case on Thursday said Johan Kotze was exhausted and dehydrated when he was arrested after being on the run for over a week in January.

Earlier in the case, Kotze admitted to torturing and mutilating Ina Bonette back in January.

But he is also accused of orchestrating her gang rape and murdering her 19-year-old son, Conrad.

Kotze and three others, Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlanhe and Frans Mphaka, are currently on trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Warrant Officer Hendrik Kruger told the court that Kotze had fresh grazes on his forearms and lower legs, when police found him at a friend's house just over a week after the incident.

Kruger described how police used trackers to try and find Kotze after his car was discovered abandoned in a bush.

The officer also told the court that Kotze made certain admissions during his arrest.

A therapist evaluated Kotze in Kruger's presence.