Krejcir trial enters third week

2014-05-26 07:27
Radovan Krejcir (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

Radovan Krejcir (Jacaranda News, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - Monday will mark the third week of the trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others, who have been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder and dealing in drugs.

The trial, at the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, was scheduled to be concluded on Friday.

Three State witnesses have so far taken the stand, among them Bheki Lukhele, a young man who claims to have been kidnapped and assaulted by Krejcir and his henchmen. This he said, was in a bid to force him to reveal the whereabouts of his brother, Doctor.

Doctor worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International airport. He apparently disappeared with 25kg of crystal methamphetamine (tik) he was supposed to help transport to Australia, allegedly for Krejcir.

Paul Mthabela, one of the men who was allegedly recruited to help find Doctor, is due to return to the stand on Monday where he will be cross-examined by lawyer Annelene van den Heever for Krejcir.

Mthabela is testifying against Krejcir, Desai Luphondo, warrant officers Samuel Maropeng and George Nthoroane, Jan Lefu Mofokeng and Siboniso Miya in exchange for possible immunity.

All the accused have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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