Nicolette Lotter felt like a 'suicide bomber'

2012-03-05 22:27

Durban - One of the two Durban siblings accused of murdering their parents said she "felt like an al-Qaeda suicide bomber" upon realising what had happened, the Durban High Court heard on Monday.

"I believed it was right, but it was wrong," Nicolette Lotter, 29, testified.

She felt this way after Captain Shane Smith told her that her then boyfriend Mathew Naidoo, who she believed was the third son of God, was not the angel he purported to be, but was the devil who came to kill and destroy.

"Then it hit me that what happened was wrong," she said.

Nicolette and her brother, Hardus, now 23, have pleaded not guilty to murdering their parents Maria Magdalena "Riekie"Lotter, 52, and Johannes Petrus "Johnny" Lotter, 53, at their home in Westville in July, 2008.

Their co-accused, Naidoo, now 25, initially pleaded not guilty, but later changed his plea to guilty. He said he did not murder the couple, but did help to cover up the murders.

The Lotters have said that they were under the influence of Naidoo, who told them God wanted their parents dead.

Nicolette testified that said she had believed what Naidoo had said as she had believed that this was what God wanted, and even told her mother this as she was stabbing her.

After Smith described Naidoo to her as a "blatant liar" she told Naidoo: "So, this is all about the money for you." Naidoo did not reply.

Nicolette said Naidoo would have received all the money from her inheritance, because he was entitled to it as the son of God.

She said Naidoo had told the sibling their parents were evil and did not deserve what they had. He told them how to kill their parents.

He poisoned their minds against their parents, brainwashed them and re-programmed her and she was like a puppet.

When Naidoo said "jump", she asked "how high?", Nicolette told the court.

Her boyfriend was not the only manipulator, she claimed.

"I actually suspect that his mother [Rita] might be the mastermind," she alleged.

Naidoo was 21 at the time of the murder and his mother was 45. She was a single mother, earning R500. Her son had a girlfriend whose parents had everything and she would have benefited financially, Nicolette claimed.

When they met, Naidoo had been charming and caring, but he later became abusive and ridiculed her, saying that as he was the voice of God, she was being punished.

"At one stage he made me drink urine," she said.


Nicolette earlier told the court that Naidoo told her and her brother that their parents had to be shot with a Taser (an electroshock weapon) and have air injected into their veins to induce heart attacks.

Asked how she felt about this, she said she could not oppose God, but was relieved that her parents would not feel pain.

After separating their parents and luring their mother to the kitchen, her brother came in with a Taser, she said.

Her brother did not want to Taser their mother and switched on the torch light instead of the Taser, she said.

As the Taser did not knock her out, they assaulted her.

She tried injecting air into a vein, but could not find one.

"We did not know how to kill someone," she told the court.

She drove to the nearby Pavilion shopping centre where she fetched Naidoo

When they got back, her mother was still alive and bruised from the assault and her brother was holding down her mother, she said.

Naidoo told her that she had to stab her mother.

When she told him that she had done it, he told her several times to go back and make sure her mother was dead.

"I had to go back and stab my mother. I don't know how many times."

After he was satisfied that her mother was dead, he said: "Good riddance to that bitch", then stood over her body and said she had deserved to die.

Nicolette said she was still shaken up at the police station later on, but that Naidoo had shown no emotion.

"I asked him: 'How can you be so strong?' and he said: 'That's because I am not human'."

She felt terrible about what had happened to her parents.

"I know what I did was wrong. I really have remorse for it.

"I am sorry for my parents and sister [Christelle], who has gone though all the pain," she said.

She wished she could erase everything, but it was too late, and she wished she had never met Naidoo.

"I wish my parents were back to tell them how much I love them and thank them for all they did."

"They did not deserve what happened."

  • Phillie - 2012-03-05 22:49

    A very good case in point to bring back the death penalty. But even that is too good for this scum.

      Janice - 2012-03-06 06:50

      All I would like to know, is how the HELL can they plead "not guilty"?????

      Art - 2012-03-06 09:21

      "Jesus loves this I know... For the Bible tells me so..." What a farce..... and people are supposed to take this lot seriously??? Lock 'em up in the Loony Bin.... they do NOT belong in a normal Society!

  • hcrouse - 2012-03-05 23:12

    Twisted chick. I hate the fact that she's going to be watching TV and eating 3 meals a day that I pay for.

      Martin - 2012-03-06 07:20

      naaa the anc will steal your contribution :D

  • Tanie - 2012-03-05 23:16

    Coffee anyone? I prefer mine white.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-06 03:36

      Strong and black mate, two sugars.

      Janice - 2012-03-06 07:23

      Are you only looking for some kind of reaction here, Kriel? Not really the time or place!!!

      PhilipV - 2012-03-06 08:36

      Point is, who cares ... put them in jail and get it over with, why waste time on it. OOM KRIEL ... two sugars please.

  • Dave Prinsloo - 2012-03-06 00:20

    cheese&rice! The scary thing is how many potential lotter kids and mathew naidoo's are out there, with putty for minds..

  • Grant - 2012-03-06 01:32

    She said she felt like a suicide bomber. Yeh right, she knows what it feels like to be one. I don't know why this woman is in court. She is obviously quite mad and should be locked up somewhere where experts can try and find out what makes a person do what she did to prevent it happening to other people.

  • inwardk - 2012-03-06 01:39

    This girl is enjoying the attention, and making up these stories to keep us all amused. Wish we could just press the "remove from society 4ever" button.

  • Henry - 2012-03-06 02:06

    We only know in part now, but we will all know the truth, not after your case, but eventually.

  • Donder - 2012-03-06 02:57

    Funny she should mention al-Qaeda - she looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist...

      Art - 2012-03-06 09:23

      "I'll kill you" LOL!

  • Tanie - 2012-03-06 03:04

    Funny how the Bible makes her feel like a moslem.Bipolar staff.

  • Silvana - 2012-03-06 05:50

    Wily evil B!$&h. Pretending to be stupid and defenceless. There is no way that a couple can bring two morons into the world.

  • Mark - 2012-03-06 06:28

    Bring back the death penalty

  • dramathavha - 2012-03-06 06:38

    She is making this up to get a lighter sentence

  • Nasiefa - 2012-03-06 07:08

    and so after killing her parents she stands in court reading her bible???? some people #rolling eyes.

  • Bibi - 2012-03-06 07:21

    Convicted criminals always seem to find God in prison. Sorry Nicolette, reading your bible in court is not going to get you sympathy. Guilty!

  • Henri James Christie - 2012-03-06 07:25

    Can someone please check their IQ's. I suspect that they are brainless!!!

  • J-Man - 2012-03-06 08:04

    "That's because I am not human'." - at least you got that right, sicko.

  • kasamkelo - 2012-03-06 08:09

    How do Suicide Bombers feel?................mmmmmmmm good question

      winston.mullany - 2012-03-06 09:17

      Torn apart? :-)

  • Grant - 2012-03-06 08:12

    WTF are u serious, Lol the son of God doesn't need money

  • Cindy - 2012-03-06 08:18

    So only after Captain Smith told her Naidoo was evil did it hit her what they did was wrong? really....only then??? Are you kidding me,all three of them deserves to be held down,shot with a taser and stabbed numerous times. How can you believe the people who raised you for 20-odd years are evil,don't you think you would have noticed some evil coming through a long time ago,like say i don't know,maybe sometime while you were growing up?? This has to be the weakest excuse for a defense. Hang them,hang them all

  • Schmee - 2012-03-06 08:20

    I guess if it wasn't religious indoctrination then it would have been some other indoctrination. Some people are just pathetically gullible. Fortunately it's unlikely that the judge is gullible. And how can she blame Naidoos mother. I thought his mother didn't even know that he was in South Africa when he committed the crime.

  • Winsome - 2012-03-06 08:50

    OMG! Another sick puppy! For the sake of the victims and their families lets bring back the death penalty.

  • Anne Gordon - 2012-03-06 08:54

    Mrs lotter was my teacher and no remorse you show or anything you say will bring her back! it doesnt matter why or how you killed her, the fact remains that she is dead, and she was TAKEN...if God wanted her, HE would have taken her!

  • Wt - 2012-03-06 09:15

    Anyone as naive as this girl needs to be injected with potasium cloride

  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-06 09:18

    Why is it that whenever people like this kill someone they suddenly find spiritual guidance and become very religious?

  • Candice - 2012-03-06 09:23

    nicolete is such a liar and she is the main one in this whole thing as she would be inherting everything naidoo had nothing to gain not even money as for naidoo mother she is quite well and she has no reason to have mastermined the kinlling what would she gained?she still works to meet her daily needs.what did she gain now?

  • Pur - 2012-03-06 11:39

    Nicolette is either completely insane or incredibly evil. Whatever, she should be locked up and never be released. Its such a pity we no longer have a death penalty, otherwise the court could facilitate a final meeting with her parents for her.

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