I got a raw deal, says Mathew Naidoo

2012-04-02 09:50

Durban - Mathew Naidoo, 25, who was convicted of murdering Johan and Riekie Lotter along with their children, has told a reporter that his side of the story was never told.

In an exclusive prison interview, Naidoo told the Sunday Tribune how he had loved the Lotters like his own parents and that he was to them the son they had never had in Hardus. He said he had no reason to kill them.

Naidoo said he would appeal against his two life sentences and said he was given a raw deal.

He told how he had loved Nicolette but that things had started to go wrong after he changed his mind about marrying her and she had not forgiven him for backing out. He said he had felt he was too young and was without a stable job.

Naidoo said, however, that he didn’t want to talk about her, as he wanted to forget about her.


He did say, however, that she had had a stormy relationship with her mother and had hated her father for always taking her mother’s side against her.

Naidoo said he believed she had every reason to kill her parents and had apparently frequently said she had wanted them dead.

Naidoo told the reporter he believed he had been used as a scapegoat.

He also told how he met Nicolette at a church event, and that he had gone because his friends knew he liked to date white girls.

Naidoo said Nicolette was classy and elegant and he had immediately been taken with her.

He said he was having trouble adjusting to prison life and that he had nightmares about the night that the Lotters were murdered.

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-02 10:00

    Ok, we heard your of the story, "now can you get back to your cell and serve those two life sentences".

      Tracy - 2012-04-02 10:26

      I have a feeling that maybe Naidoo is related to Donovan Moodley. Next thing we will hear is that there were some unknown drug dealers that 'made me do it'.

      Janice - 2012-04-02 10:31

      Shame, hes having nightmares!!!!!! Good you freak!!!

      J-Man - 2012-04-02 11:01

      Ja nee...why is this idiot even still in the news?

      wesleywt - 2012-04-02 11:06

      He got convicted on the word of two crazies, who got less time in jail. Typical News24 commenters will hate me for saying this. But this is fishy.

      Jason - 2012-04-02 12:37

      Wesley - Actually i was thinking the same thing. shows you that if you dont have the cash it game over.

  • Gordon - 2012-04-02 10:07

    S O C I O P A T H

  • planetdonovan - 2012-04-02 10:08

    Boo hoo.

  • Martha St Clair - 2012-04-02 10:10

    Um no, I think the two murdered people got the raw deal. Rot in jail you evil man!

      Mable - 2012-04-02 10:12

      Well said...

  • Simon Patrick Ric-Hansen - 2012-04-02 10:12

    Why do we have to keep seeing articles about this? He had a trail, got convicted, End of story. He is just giving the press what they want to make sensational stories and keep his name in the papers.

      Thando - 2012-04-02 10:58

      This is how the press makes money. And they don't care about the victims families by doing this. No sensitivity.

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-04-02 10:13

    Cry us a river.... We don't care... go curl up in the corner of your cell and tell yourself your lies, we don't want to hear them.

  • punktuasie - 2012-04-02 10:21

    Please. Why on earth would we believe anything you say? LIES

  • Wendy - 2012-04-02 10:25

    I think there is something wrong in his head he needs some serious help if he thinks people are going to believe this story that he was just the scape-goat.

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-04-02 10:26

    You wouldn't have nightmares about that night if you were not present to witness some of the carnage yourself ... whether it was during or after. And you contradict yourself every few minutes Mr Naidoo.

  • Jackie - 2012-04-02 10:27

    This oke is psycho!!! And he is going to continue wasting everyones time and money with appeals & bull%%$$ until he dies. Why dont we have a death penalty??

  • Den - 2012-04-02 10:59

    just shut up now and go to jail.

  • Rashida - 2012-04-02 11:01

    scapegoat my planned the whole deserve to rot in jail.pappa gaan jou kry

  • Leon - 2012-04-02 11:08

    There is always a price to pay for miscegenation and religious bigotry. Riekie Lotter knows it all to well now; hiding her nose in her bible while exposing her body to a dark messiah. She fell for both religious and liberal (non taxonomical) rhetoric. As for Mathew; I do not care what mental trickery he used; but steering the vessel onto rocks always leaves the skipper stranded were he as stupid as to not have a follow boat.

  • Tony - 2012-04-02 11:25

    Seriously people, Naidoo is right - there were grave injustices in this case. Naidoo planned the killings and got two life sentences. That seems fair. But Nicolette and Hardus, who actually did the killings, got a slap on the wrist. Both should have got three life sentences. Two for killing their mother and father and one for being so stupid as to listen to Naidoo.

      Manu - 2012-04-02 12:13

      I agree with you. He go hard time and his conspirators got off easy. The man is guilty but he also definitely got a raw deal.

      Pur - 2012-04-02 12:14

      Sad that in SA if you are guilty of murder all you have to do is say that Naidoo/an imaginary drug dealer/Shrien Dewani/the Devil/the Tokolosh/whoever made me do it and you get off with a piffling sentence. Next you plead high blood pressure/kidney problems/headaches/ingrown toenails and you'll soon be on the golf course. Then, best of all, you can escape all punishment even if you are a criminal hit-man by just saying you will testify against some other underworld king-pin like the Chief of Police...

  • i.see.a.cupcake - 2012-04-02 11:28

    i have no remorse. hope you get everything coming to you, excuse the pun!!!

  • edwardsch - 2012-04-02 11:32

    Only raw deal is that we the taxpayer must now pay to keep you alive in prison. A Rope with a loop on the end would have been far more beneficial to all concerned.....

  • Dawood - 2012-04-02 11:34

    PAPPA (SIPHO) gee hom swart stok in tronk..geniet dit eye for an eye..

  • Pur - 2012-04-02 12:04

    Naidoo absolutely got a raw deal. As the third Son of God he should have been crucified. Two life sentences was far too lenient.

  • Kaizer - 2012-04-02 12:15

    Raw deal ? You murdering ape ! You butchered 2 people , yes you did get a raw deal , would have been better if you got the noose / electric chair / bullet in the head . But that swell is too easy and quick, you must live the rest of your life suffering for what you have done.

  • Pur - 2012-04-02 12:17

    Somebody said to me that in his court case Mathew Naidoo got shafted. That's nothing compared to what he can look forward to in jail ;)

  • raegan.mcreed - 2012-04-02 12:40

    Mr Naidoo is finding ''penetration'' hard to adjust in

  • Johan - 2012-04-02 12:52

    True Naidoo, a fair deal would've been a death sentence.

  • Roy - 2012-04-02 13:39

    Go to jail and serve your time you despicable little man. You murdered innocent people and therefore deserve your punishment.

  • Emile Myburgh - 2012-04-02 15:03

    Another Jonathan Moodley.

  • Den - 2012-04-02 15:41

    suppose we will here in 5 years how drug dealers made him do it.

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