Court to decide on Krejcir's move

By Drum Digital
25 November 2013

The High Court in Johannesburg is expected to pass judgement  on whether Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir will be moved from jail to hospital.

His lawyers filed an urgent application with the court on Sunday requesting that Krejcir be moved from jail to hospital.

They claimed that Krejcir was assaulted following his arrest on Friday.

Judge Ramarumo Monama on Monday reserved his judgement.

"Judgement in this matter is reserved to (later today)," Monama said shortly before 1am on Monday morning in the High Court in Johannesburg.

The verdict would be delivered at 11am.

Monama heard testimony from Krejcir's doctor, a state doctor and a police official.

Krejcir's doctor, who can not be named for security reasons, recommended that the Czech businessman be hospitalised. He said Krejcir could face renal failure if he did not get medical attention.

The doctor said the injuries suffered by Krejcir were consistent with those of someone who been assaulted.

The State also called its own doctor who claimed that he had observed injuries on Krejcir wrists. He claimed these could have been caused by the handcuffs.

The State argued that Krejcir could receive medical attention in jail.

Meanwhile, Krejcir and a co-accused were expected to appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court for kidnapping and attempted murder charges.

It was not known how the latest developments would affect the appearance.

- SAPA

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