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‘Modimolle monster’ to appeal murder conviction

Johan Kotze claims his trail was unfair and he'll take it to the highest court in the country for a review.

Ina Bonnette's attackers, Johan Kotze and three of his co-accused were found guilty of raping and mutilating her in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday. Sentencing was reserved. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority has been notified by lawyers representing the so called ' Modimolle monster' that Johan Kotze will be appealing his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court.

Kotze was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his estranged wife's son as well as kidnapping and assaulting Ina Bonnette two years ago.

Lawyers representing Kotze's three co accused have confirmed that they too will be going to the Constitutional Court to overturn their client's convictions.

He claims his trail was unfair and he'll now take it to the highest court in the country for a review.

In 2013 the High Court in Pretoria denied Kotze and his three accomplices leave to appeal.

After finding the men guilty Judge Bert Bam described Bonnette's gang rape as "gruesome, shocking and merciless".

Andries Sithole, Pieta Mohlane and Sello Mphaka argued that they were coerced by Kotze to commit the crime.

But Bam ruled this out saying no firearm was found on the scene.