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Uncle urges counselling for Lotters

2012-03-19 12:50

Durban - Nicolette Lotter, who was convicted of taking part in her parents' murder, was still preoccupied with witchcraft, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court heard on Monday.

This was the testimony of her uncle Willem Lotter, a pastor and the brother of Johannes Petrus "Johnny" Lotter, 53.

Without serious psychological and "pastoral" intervention, there would be no chance of rehabilitation, he told Judge Shyan Gyanda.

He described Lotter as an introvert who had been preoccupied with the supernatural and had become concerned with witchcraft as she grew older. He told the court his family had started to forgive Nicolette and her brother Hardus Lotter.

The siblings were convicted last week of murdering their father and their mother Maria Magdalena "Riekie" Lotter in their Durban home on July 19 2008.

Willem Lotter said his brother's family had not been "close knit".

Gyanda was due to sentence Nicolette, her ex-boyfried Mathew Naidoo, and Hardus later on Monday.

Comments
  • Herbert - 2012-03-19 13:03

    Dankie dominee vir jou hartroerende pleidooi !!!!! But please, Correctional Services "pride" themselves that psychotherapy is available in prisons. I am convinced the harsh Reality Therapy that is available in prison will drive all the bloomin devils out of their souls as fast as you might say Jackie Selebi !!!!

      Ashley - 2012-03-19 14:14

      Lets not forget she was reading the bible every single day in court.... Might look closer and see that the bible was up side down. The bible will be tossed now, seeing that, that little trick didn't work with the judge. You are evil and no bible reading is going to help you. And as for the uncle it is typical NG Kerk str*nt. Bly still Oom.

  • Moi - 2012-03-19 13:25

    They can be counselled while spending the rest of their lives in jail.

  • Marion - 2012-03-19 13:27

    If you focus your thought on evil all you will find is evil in your own thought.

  • Theo - 2012-03-19 13:29

    My word... Another person obsessed with Witchcraft and Christianity. So brooms and bibles do fly! Someone tell CJG about this woman!

  • Marion - 2012-03-19 13:29

    Don't know if I heard right 'cos I wasn't near tv, but think I heard eTV say she got 12 years, her brother got 10 years and Naidoo got 2 life sentences. Doesn't seem quite fair.

      Moi - 2012-03-19 14:05

      No, surely not??? For murdering your parents, you only get 12 years?????

      Jacquelene - 2012-03-19 14:34

      What a waste of money having the trial if this is the result - could have just done a thumb suck, or drawn straws 4 yerars ago, it would have amounted to the same!

  • Vernon - 2012-03-19 13:57

    damn i was expecting these two to get a 'lotter' years , not counselling.

  • Schmee - 2012-03-19 14:23

    Isn't the "pastoral" intervention what made them land up in this trouble in the first place. They just need a dose of reality.

  • TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-19 14:57

    The last thing this girl needs to christian intervention. hell its probably what started the whole bull in the first place.

  • Ruth - 2012-03-19 15:05

    If you are not "close knit" why are you starting to forgive them, they don't deserve it, pastor or no pastor, you don't start to forgive a person, you either do or you don't.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-03-19 15:29

    I guess he is just as mad as they are I WOULD NOT HAVE HIM AS A PASTOR IN ANY CHURCH

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