Radovan Krejcir’s bail application turned down

2014-01-09 12:30

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir’s bail application has been turned down by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Judge Leonie Windell said today she was satisfied with Magistrate Reginald Dama’s decision to deny Krejcir bail in the Palm Ridge Regional Court on December 13.

Krejcir’s lawyer Francois Roets asked that the matter be stood down until 2pm so that his team could seek leave to take the matter up with the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Krejcir, Desai Luphondo and two members of the Hawks, warrant officers Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Nthoroane, were arrested in November.

They face charges of kidnapping, assault and attempted murder relating to an incident in June when they allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a man whose brother, known only as Doctor, disappeared with a 25kg shipment of tik he had been recruited to help smuggle through OR Tambo International Airport.

They allegedly kept the man at Krejcir’s Money Point business in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, for four days, during which time he was allegedly assaulted.

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