Naidoo used witchcraft, court hears

2012-03-07 22:38

Durban - Mathew Naidoo put the Lotter siblings under a powerful spell so they would kill their parents, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Durban High Court heard on Wednesday.

"He used witchcraft on us. How can two people believe that they are meant to kill their parents?" asked Nicolette Lotter, 29.

She, her brother Hardus Lotter, 23, and Naidoo, 25, stand accused of murdering the siblings' parents Maria Magdalena "Rickie" Lotter, 52, and Johannes Petrus "Johnny" Lotter, 53, in July 2008.

Naidoo initially pleaded not guilty, but later changed his plea to guilty. He said he did not murder the couple, but helped cover up the crimes.

Nicolette told the court that when she met Naidoo she was depressed and questioning God as she was going through torment and hurt.

"I wondered if God was putting me through a test or if he was punishing me," she said.

Nicolette said she believed that Naidoo was the son of God because God spoke to people in different ways.

"I thought he was a blessing. I had prayed for someone to come into my life and help me."

She told the court Naidoo had been supportive and had spiritually helped her.

"I felt indebted to him, because he'd help me sort out my life."

Under cross examination, State advocate Rea Mina asked Nicolette why she had not told anyone that Naidoo was the son of God.

"I wasn't allowed to tell anyone that he was the son of God. He told me if I told anyone a demon would be released and cause mass destruction on earth," she said.

Mina asked Nicolette how she could believe Naidoo was the son of God when he was physically abusive, dyslexic and used bad language when speaking to her.

"I saw myself deserving of punishment because I didn't listen to him when he gave me instructions," she said.

Nicolette told the court that Naidoo explained to her that he went through tribulations just like Jesus.

She testified that she did not think they would go to jail because it was all God's will.

"I believed God would take care of everything."

Mina asked Nicolette why she had not believed her mother when she called Naidoo a dark horse.

"I couldn't believe my mom because Naidoo showed me revelations that she was evil. She was opposed to him doing God's work. He said our parents did not love us, they looked at us as failures. They didn't want us to be happy and successful," Nicolette said.

She told the court that Naidoo had programmed her psychologically so that he could manipulate her into doing what he wanted.

The trial continues on Thursday.

  • David - 2012-03-07 23:03

    Spew random crap, don't go to jail for long time.

  • Evan - 2012-03-07 23:20

    Death penalty... For all 3!

  • John - 2012-03-08 01:32

    witchcraft my a$$....fkn crack heads

  • Ivana - 2012-03-08 05:32

    I honestly believe that she should be charged not only for murder, but for blatent lies as well. What a pathetic tale to dream up purely to try to escape a murder charge. This story reeks of deceit,make believe,neverneverland and is totally unconvincing. I dont believe that he is innocent but from the story, one would be almost convinced that the main culprit is deliberately trying to pass the blame over onto someone who sounds as though he had very little to do with it! Not convincing at all and in fact, the way it is told, I believe 4 and a half fingers point totaly in her direction.

  • hannes.snyman1 - 2012-03-08 05:38

    Wahoo--it shows you how much we know about the bible, God's entegrity( not He's stupidity). If we do believe in the devine and still believe in the rest to, I may aswell stop everything and start looking for the real God of life. Somebody gave me an dvd saying "God is closer than you think." Becarefull this is satan's playground and we sit with our eye's closed praying to the wrong god!

  • Rowan Pillay - 2012-03-08 06:32

    hey your surname is 'Lotter' not 'Potter'

      Ludwig - 2012-03-08 08:32

      Rowan thanks you made my day. Good one!

      carpejugulim - 2012-03-08 08:59

      Bwahahaha I like that one :) Seriously though the longer this drags on the more inventive the excuses will become

      Paul - 2012-03-08 11:04

      Anything you do, Naidoo better.

  • Rashmika Bhasdaw - 2012-03-08 06:46

    This so ridiculous its not even funny!! what?! Is that girl crazy or something?! She probably thinks if she plays the witchcraft card she'll be set free or something??! He's the son of God....uhmm yaaaa but he isn't God!! Hay some people will do and say just about anything to save their sorry little arses!!

  • Charl - 2012-03-08 06:57

    we r not playing a computer game now r we? Spell? ! Really now ,,, how sick must one be to murder ur own parents!

  • Sharlene - 2012-03-08 07:29

    We have freedom of choice and I don't believe anybody can make us do something we don't want to do. Manipulate yes, but we still choose. Biggest load of bull I have heard in a long time.

  • Andriette - 2012-03-08 07:38

    It's called brainwashing, not witchcraft.

      Sydney - 2012-03-08 08:15

      AKA Religion. The ontological foundation provided by religion allows for beliefs such as these to take hold.

  • PhilipV - 2012-03-08 07:50

    I have now been following this for a while, but clearly this woman is not completely sane. Or she 100% sane and can write scripting for movies like nothing else. Yes hypnosis is a strange thing, even taking into account that this is the "witchcraft" she refers to, you will not do something under hypnosis that you would normally not do when not under hypnosis. And you can't be programed under hypnosis to do something that you would regularly not do. Thus coming to the conclusion that this was purely premeditated.

      Godfrey - 2012-03-08 08:34

      Agreed. It is obvious that she is hopelessly brain addled as a result of religious brainwashing from infancy.

  • godesha - 2012-03-08 07:59

    Oh for goodness sake. Enough with the fairy tales already. Everyday it is a different story and something else that made them do it. Get real girl, and accept responsibility for what you did.

  • Sydney - 2012-03-08 08:13

    No gods, no magic, no supernatural explanations. QED.

  • ahenriquesfernandes - 2012-03-08 09:14

    The woman is clearly insane. Something else - So they are grouping dyslexia with being abusive and using bad language now? That is just ignorant

  • drishworth - 2012-03-08 09:24

    Totally bizarre - scary to think that people like this walk among us........

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 09:30

    Witchcraft?? Buha...buhaa...buhahahahahaha!!

  • Lynn - 2012-03-08 10:04

    Please Please. why do we always have to look for excuses. When we do something wrong why can we as a society never take ownership. It is always someone else.!!!! Who made the choice to d the deed.

  • Lynn - 2012-03-08 10:30

    Please Please!!!! When does one take ownership for what you have done wrong. It is always someone or something else. Who made the choice to do the deed anyway!

  • Schmee - 2012-03-08 10:37

    Maybe a psychopath but definitely not insane. She is trying to sound insane so that she can plead insanity and get off with a lighter sentence. She is probably highly intelligent to be able to keep the act up for so long. Even if you look at photographs of her, she has these big deer-like "it wasn't me" eyes. Just thinking of what she did and what she is doing now, sends shivers down my spine.

  • FNWitch - 2012-03-08 10:38

    And here we go again - blame it on the witches!

  • Susan - 2012-03-08 11:56

    Nicolette felt indebted to Naidoo, so she did him a favour and killed her parents...

  • phillipa.mill - 2012-03-08 12:13

    crazy ass people out there!!!

  • Den - 2012-03-08 12:37

    this lot could write better stories than jk rowling and jr tolkhien put to get her

  • Clint - 2012-03-08 12:37

    why when pple get caught they always blame sum1else the fact tht she can remember and describe ales in detail says she was in a good state of mind...u need to act crazy before u do the crime not afterwards

  • HowardThackeryEsq - 2012-03-08 20:26

    I spose the loch Ness monster hypnotised them all, after the Yeti and Tokoloshe had smoked weed with them.

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