Lotters driven by ‘money, sex, anger’

2009-06-24 00:00

SAYING her siblings were driven by “money, sex and anger”, the sister of Nicolette and Hardus Lotter, who are accused of murdering their parents, has launched a court bid to stop them getting the R2 million estate.

The Lotters and Nicolette’s former boyfriend, Mathew Naidoo, are facing murder charges for the deaths of Johan and Magdalena Lotter at their Westville home in July 2008.

On Friday, Christelle Lotter, who lives in Cape Town, filed an affidavit in the high court in Durban to oppose an urgent application by her siblings, who are now seeking money from their parents’ estate to pay their legal fees.

In the court papers, Lotter said it is “unacceptable” that her siblings attempt to claim from their parents’ estate.

“A share and benefit made directly possible by the heinous murder of my parents who otherwise would have been expected still to have been there for me and those others who loved them, for years to come.”

She said her siblings were driven by “money, sex and anger” and planned carefully to “get away with murder”.

“This is no need to search for some esoteric motive for my parents’ death …”

Regarding the allegations that her siblings were under the influence of satanism, Lotter said there are no facts to support this.

“I simply do not accept that the applicants can simply blame satanism or Naidoo so as to absolve themselves of all the blame for the murders. We all have beliefs and persons who influence us — that does not equate to a licence to kill with impunity.”

Lotter will be represented by top advocate Kemp J. Kemp who will attempt to get confessions from her siblings that will be used in court when the matter is heard on July 13.


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