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Kotze's co-accused reveals incident details

Andries Sithole takes the stand in court to testify on his involvement in the ‘Modimolle monster’ attack.

Johan Kotze, also known as the ‘Modimolle monster’. Picture: Sapa.

PRETORIA - One of the men accused of raping Ina Bonnette said on Monday he wanted to go to the police on two occasions to tell them what happened on the day she was attacked by Johan Kotze.

Kotze, dubbed the 'Modimolle monster', admitted to torturing and mutilating Bonnette in January last year.

But he denied ordering three men to gang rape her or murder her teenage son, Conrad.

All four men are on trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Andries Sithole said they wanted to go to the police when he and the two other men he is accused with finally managed to flee Kotze's house after he ordered them to rape Bonnette at gunpoint.

But Sithole said he thought twice when he could not reach Kotze to determine whether he had already fled.

Sithole told the court that after he and the others made it home he then went to the Moot Police Station in Pretoria to lay a charge against Kotze for not paying him.

He was instructed to go to Pretoria north.

Sithole said his intention was to lay charges against Kotze for pointing a firearm at him and his co-accused and trying to force them to rape Bonnette.

He also claimed police assaulted him when he was arrested to force him to reveal the whereabouts of his co-accused.

Earlier, Sithole testified that Kotze called him and his two other co-accused the k-word and told them they were useless when they were not physically able to rape his wife.

He said Kotze pulled out a firearm and ordered them to do as he said.

He claimed Kotze told his estranged wife that she was not getting enough from him, so the three men would have sex with her.

Sithole described how Bonnette struggled when Kotze threw her on the bed and tied her up.

He said when they finally managed to escape, Kotze told them he was a policeman and could find them.