“Accused one will be in a position where he becomes [financially] drained,” Piet Greyling, for Johan Kotze, informed the court.
The State has requested the court to reopen Kotze’s case while Greyling insisted that the State made an educated decision when it could not convince clinical psychologist Dirk Coetzee to appear in court. Coetzee assessed Kotze at Weskoppies psychiatric hospital in Pretoria before closing its case.
Kotzé is accused of mutilating and orchestrating the gang-rape of his then wife and murdering his stepson Conrad, 19. At the time Bonnette was still married to Kotzé, but lived in her own flat.
Kotze co-accused Sithole told the court: “Kotzé told us: My wife does not get enough from me and I want you three to sleep with her.”