Convicted murderer Johan Kotze and his three co-accused have received life sentences.
In the high court in Pretoria today, Kotze and Andries Sithole were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Kotze’s ex-wife Ina Bonnette’s son Conrad Bonnette (19), and 10 years for kidnapping.
Judge Bert Bam found Kotze and Sithole guilty on Monday of killing Conrad.
Their co-accused, Pieta Mohlake and Sello Mphaka, were acquitted on the murder charge. However, each of the four was convicted of kidnapping, and of four charges relating to the rape of Ina Bonnette.
Mohlake and Mphaka received 10 years for kidnapping.
All four men were given a life sentence on the rape charges.
On charges relating to assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, Kotze received 15 years while the other three received eight years each.
Bonnette, who was in court on Wednesday, started crying as the sentence was read out. She was supported by family and friends.
A family member of one of Kotze’s co-accused started wailing.
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