‘Kotze had no mental problems’

Johan Kotze’s psychological state took centre stage at his trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

The so-called Modimolle Monster Johan Kotze appears in court. Picture: EWN

PRETORIA - A clinical psychologist on Wednesday testified that he does not believe Johan Kotze was in a bad psychological state when he attacked his estranged wife and step-son.

The man dubbed the 'Modimolle Monster' stands accused of torturing and mutilating Ina Bonnette, and orchestrating her gang-rape.

He was also charged with murdering her 19-year-old son, Conrad.

After evaluating Kotze for two months, psychologist Cobus Coetzee told the North Gauteng High Court that the accused did not suffer from any mental disorders.

He was also capable of appreciating the wrongfulness of his actions, Coetzee added.

This differed from the assessment from another psychologist for the defence team.

That psychologist claimed Kotze suffered from narcissistic personality disorder, major depression and acute stress.

The claim was made in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in April.

Coetzee claims Kotze was fully accountable for his actions, while previous testimony held he was not in a sound state of mind.