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'Modimolle Monster' fled after attack

Kotze says he didn’t think he had done anything wrong after fleeing the crime scene.

Johan Kotze appears in the North Gauteng High Court on Friday, 19 April 2013. Picture: Andrea van Wyk/EWN

PRETORIA - Johan Kotze, who has been dubbed the Modimolle Monster said on Thursday he did not think he committed any offence when he went on the run following his attack on his ex-wife.

Kotze will take the stand for the fourth day in a row in the North Gauteng High Court on Friday.

He has admitted to torturing and mutilating his then estranged wife Ina Bonnette in January last year, but has denied murdering her son Conrad or orchestrating her gang rape.

Judge Bert Bam on Thursday asked Kotze why he fled after the attack if he didn't believe he had done anything wrong.

Kotze said he hadn't realised what a mess the situation was and admitted he wasn't thinking of either Bonnette or her murdered son when he fled.

He made several bizarre accusations in court saying prosecutor Retha Meintjes was trying to intimidate him by the way she looked at him.

Kotze also accused the state of silencing his first witness Conrad Bonettes' friend and claimed the boy hadn't told the full truth about what happened on the day of the incident.

Speaking about the troubles in his marriage, Kotze said his wife never cooked for him and that he wasn't used to that.

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