Krejcir witness asked to describe attacker

2014-05-22 14:55
Radovan Krejcir (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A man allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, and tortured by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and five others was on Thursday asked to describe one of the two policemen allegedly part of the attack.

Bheki Lukhele had testified in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, that he had given police a description of this policeman, George Nthoroane, the fourth accused in the trial.

He said Nthoroane had flashed his police identity card at him before he and several others assaulted and kidnapped him from his Katlehong home in June 2013.

"Don't look at him," said Riaan Gissing, for Nthoroane, asking him to give the description of his client which he had given to police.

"I said he had a round face. I also described his nose. It was a slightly pointy noise. He was quite hefty. I described his complexion and said he was dark," Lukhele said.

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Lukhele, who sat in a relaxed manner in the witness box, rubbed his chin and looked at Judge Collin Lamont as he recalled his description.

Nthoroane, wearing a black jacket, his bald head shiny, smiled as Lukhele described him.

Gissing, who was cross-examining Lukhele, rejected Lukhele's description.

"This description fits millions of Africans," said Gissing, who represents three of the six accused.

"I agree with you. But if you see someone's face, I don't think you'd have a problem identifying them," Lukhele replied.

Asked to give details about Nthoroane's weight, Lukhele said he did not know "whether he was fat as a result of his diet or he was born that way".

He testified that he had not given the police a description of his height.

Referring back to his statement though, it seemed Lukhele had told police that he was a tall man.

Gissing, however, said his client did not regard himself as tall but was of medium height, even short.

He accused Lukhele of deviating from his police statement as it did not match his client's description.

Krejcir, Desai Luphondo, warrant officers Samuel Maropeng and Nthoroane, Jan Lefu Mofokeng, and Siboniso Miya have been charged with Lukhele’s kidnapping, assault, and attempted murder.

Lukhele has testified that he was kidnapped in a bid to make him reveal the whereabouts of his brother, Doctor, who had disappeared with 25kg of tik, allegedly belonging to Krejcir.

Doctor, who had worked for a cargo company at OR Tambo International Airport, had been tasked with transporting the drugs to Australia.

All six accused have denied guilt.
- SAPA

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