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Defence says Kotze, Bonnette had an agreement

The lawyer defending two men accused of raping Ina Bonnette says she was in on it.

FILE: Gang-rape and torture victim Ina Bonette is seen in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday, 21 November 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA.

PRETORIA - The defence for two of the men accused of raping Ina Bonnette on Tuesday said they were told there was an arrangement between Bonnette and Johan Kotze, for her to sleep with three black men.

The court heard claims that Kotze told one of Bonnette's alleged rapists, Andries Sithole, that she would act surprised when the three men entered the bedroom.

Dubbed the 'Modimolle monster', Kotze admitted to mutilating and torturing Bonnette in January 2012.

But Kotze said he had nothing to do with the murder of his stepson Conrad or ordering three men to rape her.

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

Advocate Francois van As said his clients, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka, would testify that Sithole told them Kotze and Bonnette had an agreement about her wanting to sleep with three black men.

Sithole said Mohlane and Mphaka were not interested in having sex with Bonnette, but just wanted to get paid and leave.

Sithole said when he relayed this to Kotze, he became aggressive.

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