“Burn f*****. You pig, you worthless excuse for a man. You do not deserve to live.”
These were the insults hurled by a heavily armed group of farmers at murder suspect Johan Kotze as he was led from a police cell to an awaiting car to be taken to a clinic.
Kotze, 50, was arrested on Wednesday in Modimolle after an eight-day countrywide search.
It was in the sleepy farming town that Kotze allegedly arranged the gang-rape and mutilation of his estranged wife. He is also accused of murdering her son.
As Kotze was driven off to the undisclosed clinic to be treated for head injuries he suffered following his escape on Tuesday night from residents and authorities, the farmers, raced to catch a glimpse of him.