Love is War: The Modimolle Monster

Young mother Surinda du Preez stood transfixed, barely able to breathe. A single thought went through her head: I’m looking at the devil.

She was staring straight into the eyes of a man whose alleged crimes had earned him the title: Modimolle Monster. She was staring at Johan Kotze.

3 January 2012 is a day the community of Modimolle in Limpopo, South Africa will never forget. On this day, Johan Kotze did the unthinkable. Kotze not only orchestrated the gang rape of his wife, before torturing her, but also murdered her nineteen-year-old son. His unthinkable actions earned him the name Modimolle Monster, and have made him infamous.

Love is War tells the sobering story of the workings of a twisted mind, and the weighty consequences of actions. Maughan takes a walk on the macabre side, through an in-depth analysis of Kotze’s story. From his life before the horrific events, to coverage of the trial, Maughan leaves nothing uncovered.

About the Authors

Karyn Maughan is a legal journalist at eNEWS in Johannesburg with a degree in journalism from Rhodes University. With a keen eye for the forensic details, Maughan examines the facts. She’s no stranger to controversy and the dark side of the human psyche.

Shaun Swingler is a multimedia journalist and features writer.

Authors: Karyn Maughan with Shaun Swingler
ISBN: 9781431408573
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431408580
ePUB ISBN: 9781431408597
mobi file ISBN: 9781431408603
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 220pp
Format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date:  October 2013