Krejcir lawyers file urgent application

2013-11-25 07:38
Radovan Krejcir. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Radovan Krejcir. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Radovan Krejcir in court

2013-11-25 09:24

The South Gauteng High Court will rule on whether Czech businessman and fugitive Radovan Krejcir should be moved to hospital from jail, after his lawyers filed an urgent application with the court. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The South Gauteng High Court was expected rule on Monday on whether Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir would 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 judgment.

"Judgment in this matter is reserved to [later today]," Monama said shortly before 01:00 on Monday morning in the South Gauteng High Court.

The verdict was expected to be delivered at 11:00.

Threat of renal failure

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

Krejcir's doctor, who cannot 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.

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