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NPA to oppose Modimolle monster's application

Johan Kotze will now try for a third time to overturn his murder conviction for killing his estranged wife.

FILE: Johan Kotze will now try for a third time to overturn his murder conviction for killing his estranged wife. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it will oppose the so-called Modimolle monster's application to appeal his conviction in the Constitutional Court.

Johan Kotze will now try for a third time to overturn his murder conviction for killing his estranged wife Ina Bonnette's son in January 2012.

The state and defence lawyers are now waiting for a date on which they will meet again in the Constitutional Court to argue for and against the appeals of Kotze and his accomplice.

He was also jailed for kidnapping, assault and attempted murder.

In 2013, Kotze first failed in the High Court in Pretoria to apply for leave to appeal and then also a few months later, in the Supreme Court of appeal.

The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku said, "We've already filed our notice of opposition, opposing all the orders filed for."

Kotze claims his trail was unfair while his three accomplices argue they were threatened by Kotze who was armed.

But Judge Bert Bam has ruled this out saying no firearm was found at the crime scene.