Krejcir guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping

2015-08-24 12:20
Radovan Krejcir (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Johannesburg - Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and four of his co-accused were found guilty of attempted murder in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

Judge Colin Lamont found Krejcir, Desai Luphondo, Warrant Officer Samuel Modise Maropeng, Jan Lefu Mofokeng and Siboniso Miya guilty of the attempted murder of Bheki Lukhele.

George Jeff Nthoroane was found guilty of common assault.

Lamont found all six accused guilty on kidnapping charges.

Luphondo was the only man found guilty of dealing in drugs, while Krejcir and Miya were found guilty of the intent to deal in drugs.

This is the first conviction against Krejcir, who is on trial in four separate matters in South Africans courts.

Lamont earlier said he accepted the evidence given by Lukhele, who testified he was kidnapped and assaulted by Krejcir and his co-accused on June 25, 2013.

"I accept Lukhele's evidence that he was kidnapped, grabbed, man-handled and slapped."

Lamont also accepted Lukhele's evidence that he was taken to an unknown location where he was assaulted and had boiling hot water poured over him by Krejcir.

Krejcir and his co-accused had all pleaded not guilty to the charges of dealing in drugs, attempted murder, and kidnapping.

Krejcir was accused of ordering the kidnap and torture of Lukhele, whose brother, known only as Doctor, had allegedly disappeared with 25kg of the drug tik. Doctor worked at a cargo company at OR Tambo International Airport.

According to previous testimony, Doctor disappeared with the tik that he was supposed to get to Australia.

Lamont also accepted the evidence given by witness Peter Msimango, a businessperson from Boksburg, who was tasked with finding Doctor.

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