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Kotze's daughter cries in court

Johan Kotze’s daughter said it was hard listening to his testimony in court.

Johan Kotze. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The daughter of the man dubbed the "Modimolle Monster" on Wednesday said it was difficult listening to him testify in his assault, rape and murder trial.

Johan Kotze confessed to mutilating and torturing his estranged wife Ina Bonnette in January 2012.

However, he denies murdering her 19-year old son Conrad or forcing his three co-accused to gang-rape her.

Kotze's daughter started crying when his father finished his second day on the stand.

She kissed him as he walked past her on his way back to the cells.

She said it was hard listening to Kotze's testimony, but that he was still her father.

Bonnette once again showed her disagreement with what he said, shaking her head and raising her eyebrows as he denied murdering her son.

Kotze said he could not remember notes he wrote while on the run because he did not have all his wits about him.

This prompted Judge Bert Bam to ask whether he meant he did not know what he was doing.

Kotze replied he was very stressed at the time and it had not been a normal situation.

Meanwhile, the three men who are accused of raping Bonnette claim they were forced to take part in the crime as Kotze threatened to kill them.

They maintain that they pretended to rape Bonnette, but she claims it happened.

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