‘Son of God’ behind Lotter murders

Mathew Naidoo confesses

A Durban man described by his co-accused as the “Son of God” had manipulated the Lotter siblings and was behind the planning of their parents’ double murder, the Pinetown Regional Court heard today.

Investigating officer Constable Kubendran Naidoo was outlining Mathew Naidoo’s confession as well as those given by the siblings.

The confessions were being highlighted at Naidoo’s bail application where he stood in the dock with his girlfriend Nicolette Lotter and her brother Hardus.

They are accused of killing Johannes and Magdalena Lotter at their Westville home in July.


“In a nutshell, he [Naidoo] said he manipulated accused one and two [Hardus and Nicolette] and he planned the murder and convinced accused one and two to kill their parents,” the officer told the court.

“In his confession, he makes mention of the day of the murder, the event leading up to the murders, his involvement, where he was during the murder, and his role in the murders”.

The court heard that Hardus, in his confession, spoke of the planning of the murders, the day of the murder, where equipment used in the murders was purchased and his role in the crime itself.

– Source: ‘Son of God’ behind Lotter murders, SAPA, via The Times (South Africa), Oct. 15, 2008 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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