Krejcir trial expected to deal with cellphone records

2015-05-15 05:56
Radovan Krejcir (Jenni Evans, News24)

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Johannesburg - The defence is expected to present cellphone records that they hope will disprove some of the testimony already heard in the drugs, attempted murder and kidnapping trial of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others.

The matter was being heard in the High Court in Johannesburg.

The State has closed its case and the next step should be for the defence to present witnesses.

Krejcir, Desai Luphondo, Warrant Officers Samuel Modise Maropeng and George Jeff Nthoroane, Jan Lefu Mofokeng and Siboniso Miya are on trial on charges of dealing in drugs, attempted murder, and kidnapping. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On Wednesday, Judge Collin Lamont granted an application to recall witness Peter Msimango and to get his cellphone records for the period 23 to 29 June 2013, and for November 18, 2013.

He instructed in his order that the records be delivered to counsel and to his registrar. His registrar would sift through the records to establish which are, in fact, Msimango's.

He said that during Msimango's testimony, which was interrupted when the cellphone records were not available, there was tacit agreement that he would return if necessary.

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